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Man who climbed Eiffel Tower threatens to commit suicide

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The unidentified man who illegally scaled the Eiffel Tower from its exterior on Monday threatened to commit suicide, as per local media reports.

"He is sitting on the third floor of the tower at the moment and is threatening to commit suicide," Sputnik quoted French broadcaster BFMTV as saying.

The iconic tower was closed and people were evacuated as the man was spotted climbing the structure without any safety harness. He attempted to climb the tower without taking the traditional route, opting to scale its exterior instead.

"The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice. We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit," the tower's official Twitter account announced.

The police had reached the spot and were trying to negotiate with the man, who climbed undetected till the second floor of the tower.

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First Published: Mon, May 20 2019. 21:35 IST