Toronto po­lice ap­pre­hend woman who climbed crane cab near wa­ter­front

The Western Star - - CANADA -

TORONTO — A young woman who climbed a con­struc­tion crane near Toronto’s wa­ter­front was taken into cus­tody Thurs­day morn­ing after po­lice and fire­fight­ers con­ducted about an hour of ne­go­ti­a­tions and helped her de­scend to the ground.

The in­ci­dent took place at a condo con­struc­tion site just west of the down­town core. Fire­fight­ers said they re­ceived a call just after 6:30 a.m. about a woman in the op­er­a­tor booth at the top of the crane, but it wasn’t im­me­di­ately clear how long she had been there. “Crews made their way up there,” said Toronto Fire District Chief Wil­liam By­grave. “They dis­cussed with her what her state of mind was ... and if she could com­ply with their or­ders to get her down safely.”

After mak­ing sure the woman could de­scend with­out is­sues, crews es­corted her down the lad­der of the crane and then down sev­eral flights of stairs to a wait­ing am­bu­lance, By­grave said.

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