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Eiffel Tower Reopens After Climber Causes Shutdown

By Parker Diakite

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The Eiffel Tower reopened Tuesday morning after a climber forced officials to evacuate it the day prior.

A man was spotted climbing up the structure Monday afternoon, causing the Paris landmark to close.

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Police have confirmed that the climber is now in police custody, as reported in CNN. His motivation for climbing the Paris landmark remains unclear.

It took a team firefighters and a climbing specialist more than seven hours to capture the climber.

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Visitors who had reserved a ticket for a visit Monday afternoon were immediately informed by email and will receive an automatic refund, tower officials said in a statement on the monument’s official Twitter account. 

Pictures and videos of the individual climbing up the tower, which is 324 meters (1,062 feet) tall, have been circulating online.

It’s not the first time someone has attempted to climb up the tourist attraction, according to the Associated Press.

Back in 2015, British “freerunner” James Kingston climbed the structure without safety ropes and without permission, dodging security cameras as he went in.

Eiffel Tower officials told the Associated Press that these types of incidents are rare due to security measures in place to detect intruders, including video surveillance, X-ray scanners, security barriers, and approximately 100 security agents.

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