Media: armed with a knife, the man tried to break into the Eiffel tower
The man was captured and neutralized, according to radio station France Info.
PARIS, 6 Aug. /TASS/. Paris police arrested an armed man with a knife who tried to enter the Eiffel tower. As reported Sunday by the radio station France Info, the incident happened on Saturday around 23:30 CET (00:30 GMT).
“Man armed with a knife tried to break through a police control at the foot of the Eiffel tower. He was immediately captured and neutralized. The reasons for his action are not known,” — said in a radio message.
After the incident, all visitors to the tower were removed. Police and the bomb squad has checked all the floors of the structure Eiffel — nothing suspicious was found.
The company operating the Eiffel tower expressed satisfaction with the “prompt action by the police and the fact that the procedure of evacuation of visitors has proved its efficiency”.
Last year the entrance is under the Eiffel tower and access to the ticket office is only possible after passing through metal detectors and thorough inspection. The entire perimeter is fenced by a high fence. Next year this place will be built a high wall of bulletproof glass that the fences do not spoil the look of fishnet on the supporting pylons of the Eiffel tower.