Firefighters investigated but found nothing …
The Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited monuments in the world, is closed to the public this Sunday morning because of an intrusion attempt, we have been informed by the operating company and firefighters.
“Access is closed to the public this morning,” reported AFP after an announcement from the company operating the Parisian monument, without giving further details. Firefighters went on site after reports of an intrusion, but have “found nothing” at the scene, said a spokesman for the Paris fire brigade.
“A helicopter was sent”
just before opening, “an individual was spotted in the structure with a backpack. For avoidance of doubt, a helicopter was sent for further inspection of the structure, “said a source close to the matter.
According to a police officer on site, it could be an extreme sportsman wishing to parachute from the “Old Lady”. Youtube videos immortalize jumps from the tallest buildings in the capital, the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower and buildings of the business district of La Defense. Generally, the jumps occur at night and are followed by a quick exit to avoid arrest.