Los Angeles Police Department

Woman climbs down from crane in downtown L.A. after a standoff with police and firefighters

Woman climbs down from crane in downtown L.A. after a standoff with police and firefighters

A woman scaled a crane Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Los Angeles construction site and locked herself inside the cab, drawing firefighters and police to respond to a report of a possible jumper.

The roughly 150-foot crane is in the 100 block of West Cesar Chavez Avenue, near Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, according to L.A. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

Workers at the construction site shut down power to the crane, Stewart said.

During the more than three-hour standoff, the woman had left the crane's cab and stood near its edge. At about 7:30 p.m., a small team of firefighters and SWAT...

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