The man who scaled the Eiffel Tower on Monday, triggering an operation to evacuate the 2,500 visitors on the monument, has been taken into custody, according to multiple reports.

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The man, who has not yet been identified and whose motives remained unclear, clung to the Parisian landmark for more than six hours, the BBC reported.

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On Twitter, officials announced: “This afternoon’s incident is over. The #EiffelTower will reopen tomorrow morning at 9.30am.”

A climber is pictured between two iron columns of the Eiffel Tower while a rescue worker is partially seen at right, Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

A climber is pictured between two iron columns of the Eiffel Tower while a rescue worker is partially seen at right, Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Authorities wouldn’t say how the trespasser managed to get past the Eiffel Tower’s stringent security system. The management company, called SETE, insisted that such intrusions remain “very rare.”

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Security agents spotted the man climbing up from the second floor in the early afternoon.

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That included people dining on the second level.

The man eventually stopped his climb just below the third level, which is the highest level of the 1,063-foot tower, and stayed there.

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The 19th-century monument has seen occasional suicide attempts in the past, and the tower, the tallest structure in Paris, is about the same height as an 81-story building.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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