A man has been arrested after allegedly climbing onto a crane while carrying a parachute in the Yorkville area on Sunday evening.
Officers say they responded to the area of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street after receiving reports of a break and entering involving a man who broke into a building and climbed onto a crane at the top of the structure.
Police allege the suspect had a parachute with him at the time.
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When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the man was arrested.
As a result of the incident, the roads in the area were closed.
BREAK AND ENTER:
Yonge St + Yorkville Av
– Man has broken into the building
– Climbed onto the crane at the top of the building
– Has a parachute with him
– Arrested by officers
– Roads in the area will be opened shortly#GO2028049
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) October 21, 2019
This isn’t the first time someone has climbed onto a crane in Toronto.
Just last year, emergency crews had to rescue a woman who was stuck inside the compartment of a crane in downtown Toronto.
Then in April 2017, a 23-year-old woman was rescued from a crane after being stuck for hours overnight in the area of Church and Wellesley.