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

French police secure the area near the Eiffel Tower after the French tourism landmark was evacuated following a bomb alert in Paris, France, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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

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