Man who climbed Calgary construction crane arrested by police
Incident prompted closure of work site and surrounding streets in Beltline area
A man who climbed a 26-storey construction crane in Calgary's Beltline area and entered its operator's cab has been arrested, police say.
The man went up the crane in the 600 block of 10th Avenue S.W. on Monday morning, prompting police to shut down the building site and close several surrounding roads.
Tenth Avenue was closed between Ninth and Sixth streets southwest and work was halted at the 6th and Tenth condo tower project for several hours while police dealt with the incident.
There was no power to the crane, police say.
The Calgary Fire Department's high angle team assisted the Calgary police tactical team to bring the man out of the cab and get him down to the ground, said acting Staff Sgt. Mike Saad.
"Police negotiators … were able to make contact with this individual," he said.
"There was no use of force on the subject at all. Negotiators were very quickly able to talk him voluntarily coming out."
It's not known why the man went up the crane.