The man who has not been identified was located at about 2 p.m. on the tower near the I-77 on the southwest edge of Charlotte, authorities pointed out in a news release.
The male tower scaler climbed up about 70 feet when police officers arrived. He reacted to their response by climbing upward to the peak of the tower. Since the tower was flowing with electrical power, the cops ordered the neighborhood power provider, Duke Energy, to cut the electrical power.
“That tower was energized with six lines, each carrying about 115,000 volts. I don’t know what your faith is, but I think God was watching over him today.” police officer Brian Foley said to local news station WJZY.
The blackout was short, and Duke Energy rerouted the electrical power by means of other towers, authorities mentioned.
The police negotiated with the guy for 4 hours prior to him scaling down the tower carefully.
The cops stated as the news spread on social media sites, somebody flew a drone near the location and jeopardized the operation. The drone flyer was detained and will be charged.
The tower-scaling guy was moved to a nearby medical facility. Authorities didn’t speculate about his intentions, yet stated he will get treatment for his “mental and physical condition.”