PARIS, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower was reopened to the public two hours after authorities evacuated the iron tower over a false bomb alert on Friday afternoon.
Visitors to the world famous monument were evacuated by policy at around 2:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) following a bomb threat. The tower was reopened to the public at 4:30 p.m. local time after the police's examinations.
The 324-meter-high monument is a frequent subject to bomb scares, although these threats are usually quickly found to be hoaxes.
The latest bomb scare came as a number of western countries issued terror alerts and temporarily closed some of their overseas embassies.
The last bomb threat to the Eiffel Tower took place on March 30, 2013.