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20 May 2019 | 02:13 PM UTC

France: Eiffel Tower evacuated as person seen climbing structure May 20

France News Alert

Police evacuate Eiffel Tower after person seen scaling exterior May 20; heightened security presence expected over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris


Police in Paris have ordered the evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday afternoon (local time), May 20, after a person reportedly attempted to scale the structure's exterior. Authorities have cordoned off the monument as firefighters attempt to intercept the individual. 

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are to be anticipated over the coming hours. 


Individuals in Paris are advised to monitor developments and avoid the Eiffel Tower as a precaution.


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