Russian climbs Eiffel Tower and seeks asylum from French authorities
According to sources, the man had suicidal tendencies.
On May 20, a Russian citizen climbed the Eiffel Tower and threatened to jump from it. As reported by BFMTV and Europe 1 referring to sources, the man demanded asylum from French authorities. Otherwise, he threatened to kill himself.
After negotiations with rescuers who climbed the monument, the man agreed to descent. BBC notes that he spent more than six hours on the Eiffel Tower. The man has been detained; law enforcement officers are working with him.
Video: Man who climbed Eiffel Tower surrenders to police
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.