SUDDEN JIHAD? Tourists are locked inside the Eiffel Tower amid reports of a ‘gunman on the loose’

Tourists were locked inside the Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar evacuated amid a Paris terror alert involving someone who was ‘acting weird’ this evening. People have taken to social media to share images of the popular tourist attraction shut off and surrounded by police.

UK Daily Mail  One person is believed to have been arrested. Initial reports said the person was carrying a weapon, with some social media users mentioning both a ‘gun’ and a ‘knife’, but these have not been confirmed.

A police cordon surrounded the area as officers stopped people from getting close to the landmark in Paris.  The Eiffel Tower incident comes as another security scare unfolded at the Gare du Nord, where passengers on the Eurostar had to have extra security checks.

France has been in a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks on Paris restaurants, a concert venue and a sports stadium that left 130 people dead.