Toronto police apprehend woman who climbed crane cab near waterfront
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.