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The Eiffel Tower Shut Down And Evacuated After A Man Was Spotted Climbing The Structure

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Published on May 20, 2019 - Duration: 00:31s

The Eiffel Tower Shut Down And Evacuated After A Man Was Spotted Climbing The Structure

Business Insider reports that the Eiffel Tower was shut down and evacuated Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing the 1,063-foot structure.

According to a tower spokeswoman, the man "entered the tower normally and started to climb once he was on the second floor." Bystanders began posting photos of the climber around 2 p.m.

Just before 10 p.m.

Local time, news agency AFP confirmed in a tweet that the unidentified climber had been "grabbed by police."

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