French Police Arrest Man Near Eiffel Tower


Paris: French police said they arrested a man near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday night, after media reports of a security alert.

“A person was arrested, the incident is finished,” an official at Paris police said. “He wasn’t armed, we’ll know more about his motives tomorrow,” the official added.

Police said the tower was not evacuated.

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Earlier, the Eiffel Tower went dark to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack that left 13 dead and hundreds injured.

The Parisian monument has turned off its lights in solidarity after an array of terror attacks around the world.

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The last time the tower was dark was in May after 22 people were killed at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.