Eiffel tower evacuated after fake bomb threat

PARIS (CNN) — A security perimeter has been lifted at the Eiffel Tower after a fake bomb threat Saturday.

Officials in Paris evacuated the monument and searched it after the anonymous threat was called into police.

About 15-hundred visitors were forced to leave, according to French media.

Bomb threats are nothing new for the Tower. It has been the target of several threats over the years.