The Eiffel Tower was evacuated by police after a telephone bomb threat, made around 9:00 pm (local time) to the administration of the monument, reported the Prefecture.

A police officer stands in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday. The landmark and its immediate surroundings were evacuated Tuesday evening after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat.

Some 2,500 people were in the tower or in the Champ de Mars, the green area surrounding the tourist attraction, were brought to safety. Initial reports indicated that 25,000 people were, DPA reported.

He was also briefly evacuated suburban train station near the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, BFM television reported.

However, a police later said that "Nothing was found. It was a false alert."

Not yet known whether the bomb threat is related to France's decision on banning Muslim women wear the full veil in public places. Android app