UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (The Blaze/AP) — Dallas police say a man who climbed a 150-foot construction crane at a college campus has fallen to his death, ending a 15-hour standoff. Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez says the man died early Tuesday. His name was not immediately released and Gutierrez…
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About 1:45 a.m., officers climbed the 150-foot crane to talk to the man, who was believed to be armed. Officers discovered the suspect had coated the door handle with some kind of greasy lubricant, and also sprayed a can of something similar at officers as they approached him.
When officers entered the cab, the man climbed out through the broken windshield and dangled from the bottom of the cab for about 15 seconds before falling to the ground below.