Man in custody after climbing crane in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Police say a man climbing a construction crane in the Van Ness/Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco was brought down and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.

Someone called police at about 8:40 a.m. to say a man was climbing a crane in the 100 block of Hayes Street near San Francisco City Hall.

The man seen on the crane was detained but not arrested, spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said.

The man did not have any weapons and did not pose a threat to police.
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