Unusual Incident: Intoxicated Tourists Trapped Overnight in Eiffel Tower!
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21 Aug

Unusual Incident: Intoxicated Tourists Trapped Overnight in Eiffel Tower!

In an unusual incident, two individuals found themselves stranded within the Eiffel Tower due to their excessive alcohol consumption. A specialized team of firefighters was dispatched to rescue them.

As a consequence of this unusual incident, the tower’s regular 9 AM opening time was postponed. Sete, the publicly-owned operator of the Eiffel Tower, commented that the trapped men did not pose a threat. However, he mentioned that both individuals were questioned by the Paris police, and a criminal complaint against them was imminent.

This unusual incident occurred shortly after the tower had been evacuated twice in a single day due to two bomb scares. These threats were reportedly posted on an online gaming platform, prompting a subsequent investigation by the French police.

Intoxicated Tourists Trapped Overnight in Eiffel Tower!

Unusual Incident: Intoxicated Tourists Trapped Overnight in Eiffel Tower!

The Eiffel Tower, an iconic Parisian landmark constructed in the 1880s and standing at an impressive 300-meter height, draws more than 5 million visitors annually. Consequently, such incidents cannot be taken lightly. Parisian authorities disclosed that the intoxicated state of the individuals likely caused them to become stuck. Security personnel eventually located them in an area between the tower’s usually restricted second and third levels.

The intoxicated tourists had purchased their entrance tickets around 10:40 PM on a Sunday evening. They proceeded to breach safety barriers while descending the stairs from the top platform of the attraction. Although the police questioned the tourists, the charge of trespassing on a historical or cultural site was dropped by prosecutors due to the absence of damage. Nonetheless, Sete declared their intention to file a complaint against the duo, while still emphasizing that they posed no apparent threat.