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Drones spotted over Paris landmarks in unusual flyover; authorities searching for operators

  • FILE - In this Monday Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, French company Malou Tech's  "Army" speed drone mounted with a Go pro Hero3 performs during a demonstration flight in La Queue-en-Brie, east of Paris, France. Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight Tuesday Feb.24, 2015, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why. France’s BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the American Embassy, among other locations.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    FILE - In this Monday Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, French company Malou Tech's "Army" speed drone mounted with a Go pro Hero3 performs during a demonstration flight in La Queue-en-Brie, east of Paris, France. Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight Tuesday Feb.24, 2015, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why. France’s BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the American Embassy, among other locations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, a drone Interceptor MP200, top, prepares to catch a drone DJI Phantom 2 with a net during a demonstration flight in La Queue-en-Brie, east of Paris, France. Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why. France’s BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the American Embassy, among other locations.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    FILE - In this Monday Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, a drone Interceptor MP200, top, prepares to catch a drone DJI Phantom 2 with a net during a demonstration flight in La Queue-en-Brie, east of Paris, France. Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why. France’s BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the American Embassy, among other locations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)  (The Associated Press)

Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight, and an investigation is underway into who was flying them and why.

France's BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the American Embassy, among other locations.

A Paris police official confirmed the presence of the drones in Paris airspace, but would not provide other details. The national gendarme service said an investigation is underway.

In recent months, France has seen dozens of mystery drones flying over nuclear plants and military installations. One flew over the presidential palace.

French authorities have said the drones currently present no threat, but the government has asked scientists to help devise ways to counteract the devices.