Man arrested after free climbing San Francisco building in response to leaked Roe v. Wade draft

Source: Twitter

Maddie Capron

The Sacramento Bee

A man climbed to the top of a 60-floor building in San Francisco, police said.

San Francisco police said a man was detained after scaling the Salesforce Tower on Tuesday, May 3. The building is 1,070 feet tall, according to ABC 7.

The man had been posting to Instagram during his climb, news outlet reported.

He told his followers he was climbing the building in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft on a decision on Roe v. Wade, a landmark abortion case, ABC 7 reported.

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When he reached the top of the skyscraper, he was detained by authorities, according to NBC Bay Area.

Police said a concerned citizen flagged officers down at about 9:20 a.m. after spotting someone climbing the building, the news outlet reported. The climber reached the top at 10:45 a.m.

“This person is placing firefighters’ lives and the public’s safety at risk,” police said on Twitter. “AVOID THE AREA and join us in condemning this action.”

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