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Seattle's 'Man In Tree' comes down after 24-hour standoff with police

The man has been in the tree since yesterday morning.

A Seattle man who reportedly climbed a tree and stayed there for more than 24 hours, has come down.

Seattle police and emergency workers said they were trying to convince a man to make a safe descent after climbing and perching himself at the top of an 80-footsequoiatree,KOMO Newsreported.He has been in the tree since 11 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The tree is located in the downtown section of Seattle next to a Macy's department store and is approximately seven stories tall.

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On Tuesday, the unidentified man was seen throwing fruit and pinecones at rescue workers who have been trying to coax him into climbing down. It is unknown why the man climbed the tree.

When police attempted to talk to the man, he became agitated and started cursing and throwing things. They had to block off the surrounding area and traffic was detoured.

The incident became a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #ManInTree. Someone already created a parody Twitter account dedicated to this bizarre moment, andKOMO Newsevenhad a 24-hour live stream of the event.


Update on #manintree ... Still hanging on almost 24 hours later.

Posted by Amity Addrisi on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

He is safe now

Seattle Police Department

 

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