Eiffel Tower area evacuated briefly after bag filled with ammunition found: police

Paris Eiffel tower evacuated
Paris Eiffel tower evacuated

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris Champ de Mars park around the Eiffel Tower was evacuated briefly following the discovery of a bag filled with ammunition, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

He added that the evacuation of the park was over now.

Earlier, police said the area around the Arc de Triomphe had been evacuated following a bomb threat. Police are continuing the search there.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alison Williams)