PARIS — The Eiffel Tower closed down on Monday after a person started making an attempt to scale the Paris monument.
An individual might be seen dangling just under the third and highest stage of the construction. A rescuer wearing pink was simply above him.
Police stated the climber was a male.
It wasn’t instantly clear how the trespasser managed to get previous the stringent safety system.
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A Paris police spokeswoman stated a group of firefighters together with a climbing specialist was on the scene and in contact with the intruder, whose motivations stay unclear.
Officers haven’t instantly offered additional details about the incident, and it’s not identified when the Eiffel Tower will reopen.
It’s not the primary time somebody has tried to climb up the vacationer attraction. In 2015, British “freerunner” James Kingston climbed the edifice with out security ropes and with out permission, dodging safety cameras as he went.
The tower, the tallest construction in Paris, is 324 meters (1,063 toes) excessive, about the identical peak as an 81-story constructing.