Sept. 23 (UPI) -- French authorities evacuated the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday after police received a bomb threat, officials said.
Police cordoned off streets around the Eiffel Tower and barricaded the bridge that crosses the Seine River to Paris' Trocadero Plaza.
It's estimated that about 25,000 tourists per day visit the Eiffel Tower under normal circumstances. The visits have declined, however, in recent months due to COVID-19.
The tower was closed for several months this year following the pandemic, but has gradually begun to reopen.