French bus conductor climbs US Embassy in Paris

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The ultra-secure US Embassy in Paris, at the Place de la Concorde, turned out to be a little less so Thursday, after a French bus conductor calling himself a poet-climber scrambled up the building and spent two hours on the roof.

Hervé Couasnon told AFP, French news agency, that he wanted to talk to US President Barack Obama, give him his curriculum vitae and discuss peace.

AFP reports that he was removed from the roof by firefighters using a ladder.

Links to other sites: Sud-ouest (2004 article on previous climbs by Couasnon), US Embassy Paris