Eiffel Tower evacuated after man spotted climbing up its side

Eiffel Tower Evacuated as Man Seen Climbing the Landmark

In a statement, the management tweeted: "The Eiffel Tower is now closed until further notice".

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled almost to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.

Police prevent tourists from entering the area of the Eiffel Tower Monday.

Images emerged on social media of a man climbing the landmark, which is 1,062 feet in height.

"The Eiffel Tower has been closed and is in the process of being evacuated because a person is scaling it", a spokeswoman for the landmark said earlier in the day. A rescuer dressed in red was nestled nearby, interacting with him. The monument on the Champ de Mars was also closed to visitors.

It was not immediately clear how the trespasser managed to get past the tower's stringent security system.

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The Eiffel Tower, built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, celebrated its 130th-anniversary last week.

Tower operators told the BBC, "A climber has been spotted ..."

In a later tweet, Murphy added: "We are being told a guy paid in and then started to climb from the second floor #EiffelTower".

First responders have reportedly made contact with the man, whose motivation for attempting the climb remains unknown.

The first two floors can be reached by either elevator or stairs, but only elevators whisk people to the top observation deck. Roughly six million people visit the tower every year.

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