Mystery drones in nighttime overflight of central Paris, including Eiffel Tower and U.S. embassy

Mystery drones in nighttime overflight of central Paris, including Eiffel Tower and U.S. embassy

[Ed. – May be nothing.  But may be something.  These days, no automatic dismissal is warranted.]

Paris police were hunting on Tuesday for clues after several drones were flown over specific Paris landmarks in the early hours of Tuesday, including the Eiffel Tower and the American Embassy.

At least five drones were spotted flying over central Paris landmarks during the night and police were unable to catch the operators.

The first drone sighting was near the US embassy in the French capital. The Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde and the Invalides military museum “were also flown over” in the early hours of Tuesday, a security source told AFP.

All the flights were detected between midnight and 6am.

“It could be a coordinated action but we don’t know for now,” the source, who asked not to be identified, said. “We did everything to try and catch the operators but they were not found,” another source close to the investigation said.

A specialist aviation unit of the police is investigation the reports of the drone flights, but for the moment authorities have no idea who was behind the controls.

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