Eiffel Tower climber held after six-hour standoff

World | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 22 May 2019

A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours.

Firemen who had rappelled down from the tower's third-floor observation deck to near the black-clad climber managed to talk him down, the company operating the structure said.

Emergency procedures triggered by the climb forced an evacuation of the iconic monument, the esplanade underneath it and a large section of an adjacent park.

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