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Eiffel Tower closed 'until further notice' after climber scales iconic Paris attraction
Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Travis Fedschun

Posted on 05/20/2019 9:11:23 AM PDT by EdnaMode

One of the top tourist attractions in Paris was forced to close Monday after a person scaled the iconic Eiffel Tower.

The operators of the attraction tweeted around 10 a.m. ET that the tourist site was "closed until further notice" after the unidentified climber was spotted on the top side of the tower.

The climber appeared to be wearing a red jacket and was located near the top of the 1,063-foot structure.

"We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit," officials said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eiffeltower; france; paris

1 posted on 05/20/2019 9:11:23 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Looks like the red jacket is the rescue worker and the black jacket from his posture may actually be a jumper and not just a scaler for a stunt.


2 posted on 05/20/2019 9:13:51 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary that good men do nothing)
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To: reed13k

To paraphrase what Trump said about that idiot woman who climbed the statue of liberty, put out nets and wait for these idiots to fall or come down on their own. Don’t risk putting rescue workers in danger becsuse demented individuals choose to do something so dangerous.


3 posted on 05/20/2019 9:21:26 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: EdnaMode

A climbing purest, NO CHALK!!!


4 posted on 05/20/2019 9:29:16 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: EdnaMode

Watching a live feed from Rooters.

Red clad rescue dude is sitting there talking to the loon/perp...


5 posted on 05/20/2019 9:29:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Have a sniper shoot him and be done with it. Once this becomes policy, there will be no further such incidents.


6 posted on 05/20/2019 9:32:05 AM PDT by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: EdnaMode

They should be thankful the tower hasn’t burned down like other Paris landmarks have...


7 posted on 05/20/2019 9:33:26 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Trump is Making the Media Grate Again)
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To: TheConservator
i agree....

I sure as hell wouldn't risk one of my team for the climber.

8 posted on 05/20/2019 9:36:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TheConservator

Situations like this could finally provide the motivation to develop accurate, long range, high velocity tasers.


9 posted on 05/20/2019 9:39:52 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: EdnaMode

Nice for the tourists.
My family is going up there first week of July.


10 posted on 05/20/2019 9:43:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: EdnaMode

George Willig?


11 posted on 05/20/2019 9:46:54 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: EdnaMode; All

easy target...


12 posted on 05/20/2019 10:03:51 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: EdnaMode
Send in Team America....


13 posted on 05/20/2019 10:05:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Sacajaweau

“I sure as hell wouldn’t risk one of my team for the climber.”

One way or another he is coming down.


14 posted on 05/20/2019 11:46:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Only a Replacement Wall? Ann Coulter is deeply saddened)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I wonder how much of a deterrent it would be if they laid out a variety of body b ags so the climber could see them???


15 posted on 05/20/2019 12:16:56 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: EdnaMode

I wonder if he was,did plant a bomb?


16 posted on 05/20/2019 5:56:45 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: EdnaMode
Put Teflon grease on the tower from 100 feet up to 120 feet up. Problem is then self eliminating. If he or she makes it to the top give him or her congratulations, a free psych consult and a bottle of very very old fine cognac, he or she earned it. A bottle costing 2000 dollars would be very just.

Actually a bit of concertina wire at the same mentioned levels would be 100% effective. However, the concept of fools killing themselves appeals to me. Medical schools always need young vibrant bodies recently deceased for study.

17 posted on 05/20/2019 8:14:49 PM PDT by cpdiii ( canecutter, deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR)
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