Man Who Climbed Crane in East Hollywood Area, Lowered to Ground Safety

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man climbed up a crane estimated at about 150 feet in height today in the east Hollywood area, and was taken into custody atop the mechanism about three hours afterward and lowered to the ground by firefighters.

Firefighters were sent to the 4800 block of West Hollywood Boulevard shortly after 6 a.m., and a section of the street was closed, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which classified the incident as an apparent “behavioral emergency.''

The man climbed out onto the horizontal part of the mechanism and at times dangled off the side. About 9 a.m., authorities climbed to the operator's cabin area atop the crane and took the man into custody. Firefighters attached a harness to him and safely lowered him to the ground a short time later.

It was unclear what charges the man might face, police said.

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