French police arrest man near Eiffel Tower

A police car is seen parked in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris after a man was arrested next to the tower. Photo: Christian Hartmann
No-entry signs are seen in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris after French Police arrested a man near the tower. Photo: Christian Hartmann

PARIS – French police said they arrested a man near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday night, after media reports of a security alert.

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"A person was arrested, the incident is finished," an official at Paris police said. "He wasn't armed, we'll know more about his motives tomorrow," the official added.

Police said the tower was not evacuated.

Reuters

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