RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Emergency responders in Richland Hills spent a couple of working to get a young person who climbed a radio tower Friday evening, down.
The tower is at the intersection of Booth Calloway and Glenview.
Police received information the subject, an 18-year-old man, was also known to have a history of suicide attempts.
The individual was seen alternating between standing and sitting in the tower around 6:45 p.m.
At 7:50 p.m., police told CBS 11 it appears negotiations are working and “the subject is descending the tower shortly.”
Chopper 11 got images of the person as well as the large presence of emergency personnel on the ground.
Negotiators made contact with the teen and he eventually agreed to come down from the tower.
For his safety, rescuers with the Northeast Fire Department Association’s Technical Response Team ascended the tower with safety equipment and assisted him down the tower.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m., he was taken into police custody and later brought to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
This incident is still under investigation but no criminal charges are pending against the teen, police said.