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Man surrenders after 3 hours 200 feet up Hollywood crane

April 9, 2018

In this Sunday, April 8, 2018 photo, an unidentified man, draped in an American Flag, gestures and shouts as he descends a construction crane in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Authorities say the man spent about three hours 200 feet up the construction crane before surrendering. Paramedics took him to a hospital for evaluation. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say a man spent about three hours 200 feet up a construction crane in Hollywood before surrendering.

The man climbed the crane on Hollywood Boulevard Sunday afternoon and finally was taken into custody after 5 p.m.

Wearing only shorts, the man at times dangled from cables and wrapped himself in a large American flag that had been flying from one end of the crane.

Police Sgt. Jose Torres says the man was rambling, saying things that could not be understood and yelling at people who weren’t there.

Torres says that once the man came down he was able to talk to him and learned that he has a 9-year-old daughter he hasn’t seen in a while.

Paramedics took him to a hospital for evaluation.

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