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Man falls from crane during police standoff
Man on 150-foot crane in standoff with Dallas police has fallen; condition unavailable
By The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) ' A man who had been holed up in a 150-foot construction crane on a college campus has fallen after an hours-long standoff with Dallas police.

Television footage early Tuesday showed the man hanging precariously from the crane on the campus of Southern Methodist University before falling. His condition wasn't immediately available.

The man spent a sweltering Monday afternoon on the crane that towers over the campus in University Park, a posh north Dallas enclave, after telling officers he was armed and threatened to shoot anyone who approached him.



Special tactics officers from the Dallas Police Department had been working with SMU campus police to manage the scene and try to talk the man down from the crane.


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