France’s Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it.
The Paris monument’s media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up the tourist attraction this afternoon.
But it was not clear how high the trespasser managed to get.
A Paris police spokeswoman said a team of firefighters including a climbing specialist is on the scene and in touch with the intruder, whose motivations remain unclear.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been closed down “until further notice” after a person tried to climb up the famous landmark pic.twitter.com/EGuqC8vdGM— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 20, 2019
Officials have not immediately provided further information about the incident, and it is not known when the Eiffel Tower will reopen.
It is not the first time a daredevil has attempted the feat.
In 2015, British “freerunner” James Kingston climbed the edifice without safety ropes and without permission, dodging security cameras as he went.
- Press Association