1997: General view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France is the venue for the 1998 World Cup. Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick/Allsport

The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, France has been shut down “until further notice” after a man tried to climb the structure. Visitors to the tower were evacuated as police, firefighters and a climbing expert assessed the situation.  The man got to the third and highest level of the 81 story tower.

A rescuer was seen reaching out the intruder. Officials are trying to figure out how the climber got past security to make his way up.