08/17/2011

Man quits Okla. tower after 6-day standoff

A man who climbed a communications tower in Tulsa 6 days ago finally agreed to come down on Tuesday

By CNN Wire Staff
CNN.com

TULSA, Okla. — A man who climbed a communications tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma, six days ago finally agreed to come down on Tuesday, ending what police there said was the longest standoff in their history.

The 24-year-old man stepped off the tower and into a rescue bucket shortly after 6:30 CT, according to Capt. Ryan Perkins, special operations team commander with the Tulsa Police Department.

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