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Eiffel Tower Paris terror alert 

Tourists were locked inside the Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar evacuated amid a Paris terror alert involving someone who was ‘acting weird’ this evening.

People have taken to social media to share images of the popular tourist attraction shut off and surrounded by police.

One person is believed to have been arrested.

Initial reports said the person was carrying a weapon, with some social media users mentioning both a ‘gun’ and a ‘knife’, but these have not been confirmed.

A police cordon surrounded the area as officers stopped people from getting close to the landmark in Paris. 

People have taken to social media to share images of the popular tourist attraction (pictured) shut off and surrounded by police

Tourists have been locked inside the Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar evacuated amid a Paris terror alert involving someone who was 'acting weird' this evening

Tourists have been locked inside the Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar evacuated amid a Paris terror alert involving someone who was ‘acting weird’ this evening

Bob Thomas said on Twitter: ‘Anyone know what is going on at the Eiffel Tower? All been shut down.’

The tourist told the Mirror: ‘We’re stuck in one of the legs outside the lift. We’ve been locked in.

‘Told it’s a full lock down. We have been locked inside. Nothing official yet.

‘We are currently locked down at the base outside one of the lifts. Been told a guy was acting weird but no confirmed weapon. The staff have been locked in with us.’  

The Eiffel Tower incident comes as another security scare unfolded at the Gare du Nord, where passengers on the Eurostar had to have extra security checks.

Bob Thomas said on Twitter: 'Anyone know what is going on at the Eiffel Tower? All been shut down'

Bob Thomas said on Twitter: ‘Anyone know what is going on at the Eiffel Tower? All been shut down’

Zoë Grisedale‏ said: ‘Gare du Nord still open, only evacuated.’ 

‘They have found a suspicious item. We are all to wait outside terminal.’

Eurostar said on Twitter: ‘We regret that for security reasons check-in and border controls will need to be repeated for customers of #ES9063.

‘There will be a consequent delay to the departure of #ES9063. Thank you for your understanding.’

Paris-based journalist Charlotte Dubenskij said the Eiffel Tower is now open again. 

Just a few weeks ago police arrested a knife-wielding man wearing a Paris Saint-Germain football shirt after he tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower. 

France has been in a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks on Paris restaurants, a concert venue and a sports stadium that left 130 people dead. 

The Eiffel Tower incident comes as another security scare unfolded at the Gare du Nord, where passengers on the Eurostar had to have extra security checks

The Eiffel Tower incident comes as another security scare unfolded at the Gare du Nord, where passengers on the Eurostar had to have extra security checks

 

 

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