Eiffel Tower evacuated after man spotted dangling from highest level

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after a man tried to climb it on Tuesday morning.

Images of the scene show a man, who has yet to be officially identified, dangling below the third floor - the highest level of the famous Paris monument.

A spokesperson for the landmark told Reuters that the man entered the tower normally before starting to climb once he reached the second floor.

The first two floors can be reached by either the lift or stairs, but the elevator is needed to go higher.

A team of firefighters attended the scene, with a climbing specialist dressed in red eventually rescuing the man.

Local authorities wouldn't provide any further information about the man or what his motive was for climbing the tower.

It isn't the first time someone has attempted to climb the landmark.

In 2015, three people were seen scaling the monument, while it was has been evacuated several times over the last decade due to security threats.

It is the tallest structure in the city at 324 metres.


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