Eiffel Tower evacuated after man seen climbing up the French landmark

Eiffel Tower evacuated after man seen climbing up the French landmark

Roughly six million people visit the tower every year.

Photos from the scene show a man dangling below the third and highest level of the 1,063-foot tower. That included people dining on the second level.

Hours into the sky-excessive incident, the particular person shall be considered standing within the ironworks of Gustave Eiffel's Nineteenth century monument. A rescuer dressed in red was nestled nearby, interacting with him.

According to the Associated Press, it wasn't yet clear how the trespassing climber was able to get past the tower's strict security system.

The tower's management company, called SETE, insisted such intrusions remain "very rare".

The tower is regularly the target of rogue free-climbers hoping to scale one of the world's most famous structures, often for bragging rights.

In 2015, the tower was scaled by daredevil James Kingston, who did so without any safety ropes or harnesses.

However, as time passed it became increasingly unlikely that the Monday incident was a prank or a challenge. The tower has considered occasional suicide attempts within the previous. It was constructed between 1887 and 1889 and is the equivalent height of an 81-storey building.

The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated.

Nearly seven million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. An unidentified official said that police personnel have communicated with the climber but are yet to ascertain his motive.

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