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.
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