Woman rescued from downtown Toronto construction crane arrested

Aug 17 2018, 1:28 pm

A woman who was rescued from the operator’s cab of a construction crane in downtown Toronto on Thursday morning has been arrested.

According to police, on Thursday, August 16, just after 6:30 am, officers responded to a call for unknown trouble in the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Bathurst Street area.

Police say a woman allegedly climbed into the crane and damaged it, rendering it inoperable.

Following the incident, police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Lindsey Flockhart.

Flockhart has since been charged with two counts of mischief and failing to comply with a probation officer.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.

However, this isn’t the first time someone scaled a crane in Toronto. 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.

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