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Police Nab Climber Earlier Spotted Scaling Eiffel Tower - Report

© AP Photo / Michel EulerRescue workers vehicles park just down the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris
Rescue workers vehicles park just down the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris - Sputnik International
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated early on Monday, after a man was seen climbing the tower. Authorities have advised tourists to postpone their visit until further notice.

A climber who scaled the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday has been apprehended by the police, according to AP report. The man, who remained on the city's iconic tower for more than six hours, was apprehended shortly before nightfall, sources say.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, "is in the hands of the emergency teams" deployed to the tower, the company operating the structure said in a statement, according to AFP. The Eiffel Tower is slated to reopen to visitors as early as Tuesday, the company said.

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The officials shuttered the tourist attraction Monday "until further notice," after a man was spotted dangling below the third and highest level of the structure, AP reported earlier. It was unclear how the male trespasser got past the Tower's security system. A "massive" team of police and firefighters — including climbing specialists — was dispatched to the site, BFM-TV reported Monday. Officials attempted to negotiate with the climber, whose motivations remain unclear, a Fox News report said.

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