A man stuck in a tree between 3rd Avenue / 4th Avenue and Stewart Street on Tuesday, March 22 2016. (Evan Bush / The Seattle Times)
Man Climbs Macy’s Christmas Tree Seattle Downtown, Hurls Apple at Medics
Seattle police and firefighters are responding to Stewart Street and Third Avenue to trying to help down a man who has apparently climbed a tall tree.
The man is in an 80-foot tall Sequoia tree in a street median by the downtown Macy’s. His condition was not immediately known.
Police have also sent negotiators to the scene. Police say in a tweet the man is refusing to speak to officers and has thrown an apple at fire department medics.
Some streets in the area are closed due to the emergency response.
Before a gunman entered a rural Texas church with a ballistic vest and a military-style rifle, killing at least 26 people on Sunday, he was convicted of assaulting his wife and breaking his infant stepson’s skull.
In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Devin P. Kelley, 26, was charged with “assault on his spouse and assault on their child,” according to the Air Force.