According to reports in the country's press, the security personnel of the sete company, which operates the tower, noticed 2 men passed out in a part of the tower closed to the public, which they entered for control near the morning visiting hours, and with the help of firefighters, they took the 2 US men out of the tower and handed them over to the police station in the 7th district of Paris.
The 2 tourists reportedly came from the US and were about to exit the tower on the night of August 13 when they broke through the barriers and entered a forbidden area between the second and third floors, where they passed out. Sete, the operator of the tower, announced that they would file a criminal complaint against the two men this week and that the tower was opened 1 hour late for visitors due to the incident.
French media reported that the prosecutor's office released the 2 men on the grounds that they did not pose a danger. The eiffel tower was evacuated twice on August 12 for security reasons due to two false bomb threats.
On August 14, 3 police stations in Paris received a letter of notification that there was a bomb in the tower, but the Sete company refused to evacuate the area on the grounds that there was no security weakness.