Man climbs Seattle TV tower

  • Fri Jul 16th, 2010 5:58am
  • News

Associated Press

SEATTLE — A man Thursday climbed almost to the top of the KIRO-TV tower on Seattle’s Queen Anne hill, then slowly made his way back down.

Police and fire crews responded and onlookers gathered to watch. It was not clear why the man climbed the structure. Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen says the tower is about 600 feet tall.

KIRO-TV says that by about 9:30 p.m., the man was back on the ground and taken into custody for questioning.

Information from: KIRO-TV, www.kirotv.com/index.html