Eiffel Tower Shuts Down While Intruder Climbs It

Eiffel Tower Shuts Down While Intruder Climbs It

According to USA Today, the Eiffel Tower closed down today (Monday) after a man began trying to scale the Paris monument. A person could be seen dangling just below the third and highest level of the structure.

A rescuer dressed in red was just above him. Police said the climber was a male. It wasn’t immediately clear how the trespasser managed to get past the stringent security system. A Paris police spokeswoman said a team of firefighters--including a climbing specialist--was on the scene and in touch with the intruder, whose motivations remain unclear.

Officials haven’t immediately provided further information about the incident, and at the time of this blog posting, the Eiffel Tower was still closed. Watch the video below for more...



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