WATCH: Man scales Eiffel Tower, monument evacuated

An unidentified individual climbed much of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, causing the monument to close.

A Paris spokeswoman said a team of firefighters, including a climbing specialist, managed to get in touch with the intruder, whose motivations remain unclear.

Officials have not immediately provided further information about the incident, and it’s not known when the monument will reopen.

The official Eiffel Tower twitter account tweeted: “The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice. We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit.”

This is not the first time a daredevil has attempted this particular feat. In 2015, British “freerunner” James Kingston climbed the edifice without safety ropes and without permission.

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