Eiffel Tower evacuated, police say false alarm

August 5, 2016 4:01 PM EDT

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PARIS (Reuters) - Paris police cleared tourists out of the Eiffel Tower on Friday evening, then said it had been a false alarm.

France is on high alert after a string of militant attacks, most recently last week's murder of a priest in Normandy.

(Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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