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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