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Eiffel tower evacuated after attempted attack by armed man

Staff Writer |
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated at about 11:30 pm local time Saturday after an attempted attack by an armed man.

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The man was arrested and is being held for questioning, and an investigation was opened by prosecutors.

The tower, which opens until midnight, was evacuated as a standard precaution, the source said.

No further details were available. The Eiffel Tower's administration could not be immediately reached.