A security scare at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France has been cleared. Nearly 1,400 people were evacuated after a bomb threat.

The Associated Press reports, “Police then searched the monument with sniffer dogs for possible explosives

, and set up a broad security perimeter.

French authorities have stepped up counterterrorism measures in recent weeks amid heightened concern about threats to France over its military campaign against al-Qaida-linked fighters in Mali which began more than two months ago.”