Man Safe After Climbing Manitowoc Tower

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – Manitowoc police say a man who climbed to the top of a communications tower has been brought down safely after several hours of negotiations.

Police say they man started climbing the tower next to the downtown Manitowoc County joint dispatch center around 5:00 Wednesday night

The tower is about 150 feet high.

A tower rescue team from Appleton was called to help, but has stayed back because the man said he had a weapon.

Police say the man wasn’t a threat to the public.

Officers say they convinced the man to climb down about 2:00 a.m.

He was taken into protective custody and treated at a hospital for prolonged exposure to the cold.