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    The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated for a second time in a month this evening. The evacuation comes after Paris' Metro rail service was disrupted yesterday after a suspicious package was found.

    Seems like the Eiffel Tower is pretty susceptible to bomb hoaxes, if this is what this is.

    Live webcam of Eiffel Tower:



    Source: [Canadian National Post] [Bloomberg]
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    I'm not buying it. :rolleyes:
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    They can't not take it seriously though can they?

    Just incase.. meh that's pretty sucky.. I'd hate to be in Paris right now!
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    (Original post by Persephone.)
    I'm not buying it. :rolleyes:
    Me neither, and I don't know why the Eiffel Tower is buying it. Surely there's some sort of way to determine whether a bomb threat is legitimate or not, or we'd be having them everywhere all the time... :hmmm:
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Me neither, and I don't know why the Eiffel Tower is buying it. Surely there's some sort of way to determine whether a bomb threat is legitimate or not, or we'd be having them everywhere all the time... :hmmm:
    Code words
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    It's not their fault. It's like screaming fire in a crowded space or fire bell in schools.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Code words
    Code words? :lolwut:
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    better call in Team America...
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated for a second time in a month this evening. The evacuation comes after Paris' Metro rail service was disrupted yesterday after a suspicious package was found.

    Seems like the Eiffel Tower is pretty susceptible to bomb hoaxes, if this is what this is.
    :laugh:
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Code words? :lolwut:
    It's how the IRA called in bomb threats.
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    I love this :rofl:
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    Didn't this happen last week?
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    There's stuff in France worth bombing?
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    (Original post by Persephone.)
    I'm not buying it. :rolleyes:
    Yeah I'd imagine it's pretty expensive and seems susceptible to bomb attacks.
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    Didn't this happen last week?
    Yep, the exact same thing happened about 2 weeks ago. Lol
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    Hmmm not good news, Im going to Paris on Friday...
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Me neither, and I don't know why the Eiffel Tower is buying it. Surely there's some sort of way to determine whether a bomb threat is legitimate or not, or we'd be having them everywhere all the time... :hmmm:
    I'd have thought as long as someone phoned in with a threat it'd be regarded as a bomb scare. A few secondary schools in my area were evacuated over the years because pranksters (students) phoned in saying there was a bomb in the building.
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    (Original post by aaran-j)
    It's how the IRA called in bomb threats.
    How would that even work, though?
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    who would wanna bomb something as crappy as the Eiffel tower
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Code words? :lolwut:
    Pre-established code words between terrorist organisations and the government. Meant that real threats were taken seriously (As the terrorists + government wanted).

    When I was on bomb threat training they specifically mentioned to ask for code word.
 
 
 
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