Eiffel Tower closed ‘until further notice’ after man tries to scale landmark

Firemen work to stop a man that attempted to scale the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday afternoon. The landmark was evacuated and closed after the man was spotted. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

May 20 (UPI) — Officials closed the Eiffel Tower to visitors Monday afternoon after a man tried to climb the Paris landmark.

The Eiffel Tower’s official Twitter account shared an update at about 3 p.m. notifying visitors of the closure without citing a specific reason.

“The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice,” the tweet read. “We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit.”

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French police told CNN they were talking with a man who attempted to climb the tower.

A tourist told the network that the lockdown began and officials evacuated visitors at 2:15 p.m., around when the man was first spotted.


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