The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors Sunday morning after a man with a backpack was spotted scaling the famous French landmark, the BBC reported.

It reopened in the afternoon.

The area was evacuated as anti-terror police searched for the man, though police came up empty in their search.

Following the Charli Hebdo terror attack in January and other Islamist-linked violence throughout the year, France is on a high state of alert.

Cops are investigating the possibility that the man could have been a parachutist who wanted to perform a jump, the BBC said.