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Eiffel Tower: Man attempt to kill soldier with blade

Eiffel Tower: Man attempt to kill soldier with blade
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UPDATE: A man arrested at Eiffel Tower subsequent to wielding a blade before visitors and security strengths has advised examiners he needed to kill a trooper, sources near the case told AFP on Sunday.


He was “immediately overwhelmed and captured” and nobody was harmed, the organization that runs the historic point said.

France has been under a highly sensitive situation since the November 2015 assaults in the capital that left 130 individuals dead.

The occurrence at the Eiffel tower occurred at 23:30 pm (21:30 GMT) on Saturday night.

After the capture, police emptied the tower.

The man kept was wearing a Paris Saint-Germain football shirt.

The tower was lit up with PSG’s group hues and facilitated a screen showing a message inviting Brazilian star Neymar to the club.

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