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Man climbs KTLA-TV tower, is refusing to come down [Updated]

August 30, 2011 |  9:41 pm

Man climbs KTLA tower
A man has climbed the KTLA-TV news tower outside the station and is refusing to come down, police said Tuesday night.

[Updated, 9:40 p.m.: KTLA reports that the man has come down and been taken into custody.]

A Mental Evaluation Unit from the Los Angeles Police Department was responding, said Officer Karen Rayner.

The man began climbing shortly before 8:30 p.m., the LAPD said. It was unclear why he began traversing the metal tower.

Police were at the scene monitoring the situation. No other details were immediately available.

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Photo: Man climbing tower. Credit: KTLA-TV

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