A tourist last night climbed high up the Eiffel Tower – then jumped to his death.
He managed to scale the Paris icon to a height of between 410 and 1,017 feet, between the second and third levels, before leaping off, Frederic Grosjean, deputy spokesman for the Paris firefighters' brigade told AFP.
Desperate attempts had been made by the police to talk him down.
Officers spotted him climbing the structure at 11.30pm last night and immediately evacuated the surrounding area.
The man reportedly spoke English, but the Foreign Office confirmed to The Huffington Post UK that he was not British.
The tower – one of the most famous structures in the world - is 1,050 feet tall and is found on the Champ de Mars.
It was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World Fair.
It receives around 20,000 visitors a day and sadly sees several suicide attempts a year.
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