Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

PARIS — Police arrested a person climbing Thursday on the Eiffel Tower, resulting in guests being briefly stranded on the summit — together with a reporter for The Related Press and a Washington, D.C., couple who determined through the wait to get married.

Amir Khan had been planning to suggest to Kat Warren later Thursday in a Paris backyard away from the crowds, with a romantic dinner on the River Seine additionally on the menu.

However when the lifts had been briefly shut down due to the climber, stranding the couple and others on the high, Khan determined to spring his shock.

Pat Eaton-Robb, an AP newsman from Connecticut who was additionally caught up there, received their story.

“I figured we is perhaps right here longer than I imagined,” Khan informed the AP reporter. “So I didn’t wish to miss dinner and he or she all the time wished to be proposed to on or beneath the Eiffel Tower. So I figured, ‘That is it, that is the second.’”

And the reply?

“Sure,” in fact.

“He had a fairly good likelihood of me saying ‘Sure’ all alongside,” Warren stated, laughing.

In addition to, when trapped on the high of a 1,083-foot (330-meter) tower, how can anybody say “No?”

Had that occurred, “someone else can be climbing the Eiffel Tower right this moment probably,” she joked.

The climber was discovered between the tower’s second and third flooring, stated Alice Beunardeau, communications director for the Paris landmark. A specialist workforce of climbing firefighters led the person down and police arrested him, she stated.

Beunardeau stated she’d been subsequently knowledgeable that the person was carrying a banner about American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.

“I believe it was ‘Free Billie Eilish,’” she stated. “I’m not sure of that at this second however on the face of it, that was the message.”

AP’s Eaton-Robb and his spouse Kathleen have had a mis-adventurous weeklong go to to Paris: On Tuesday, they had been additionally in a crowd that was evacuated from the Palace of Versailles due to a safety scare.


John Leicester contributed from Le Pecq, France.

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