Man in wig throws cake at Mona Lisa in climate protest stunt

The man, 36, was arrested and taken to a psychiatric infirmary in the police headquarters, according to the Paris prosecutor's office

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, arguably the most famous painting in the world, draws millions of visitors each year 

Sergio Migliaccio, a witness to the incident, said the man was in a wheelchair wearing a long wig amid the crowd of people there to see the famed painting.

The painting hangs behind a layer of glass, leaving it unharmed by the cake.

The painting was stolen in 1911 by a museum employee, an event which increased its international fame.

It was also damaged in an acid attack perpetrated by a vandal in the 1950s, and has since been kept behind glass.