Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Man arrested by police, after threatening death plunge off Eiffel Tower
Article by Marc Aupiais
The Eiffel tower in Paris, France was evacuated at 13h00/1 PM, as a man threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the structure. The Paris emergency services went into their top gear, in an attempt to resolve the nightmare, but ended up having to arrest the unstable polish national.
A police source told Le Huffington Post, that the man, who claimed to be a polish national was successfully apprehended at 15h00 / 3 PM. The jumper was described as 'psychologically unstable' by a spokesman for the Paris fire department, and had planned to climb from the second floor where he had been, to the third floor, demanding cameras record his plunge.
Police, Le Huffington Post, adds, had set up a security perimeter, and a score of fire-fighters, aided by two fire trucks and multiple lighter vehicles, attempted to resolve the cliff hanger of a situation. Ticket sales were temporarily halted. Le Huffington Post reports that prior the arrest: medical personnel from the Paris Fire Department, had attempted to reason with the suicidal man. Finally, police, at 3 PM took decisive action, before the depressive man could do likewise.
C.f. Paris: la Tour Eiffel évacuée, l'homme qui menaçait de se jeter dans le vide interpellé par Le Huffington Post in association avec Le Monde Publication: 18/06/2013 14h42 CEST: AFP/Le HuffPost