Things got a little crazy at the White House this weekend when a man climbed up into the White House Christmas tree and refused to come down. Negotiators were even called to get the man to leave the tree. This is nuts.
The Washington Times reports:
Park Service inspects National Christmas Tree after man scaled it, caused security scare
The National Christmas Tree near the White House is being assessed for damages after an individual scaled the spruce Friday night, attracting the attention of federal law enforcement officials prior to descending over an hour later.
Members of the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police both responded to the scene at President’s Park on the north side of the Ellipse after a person began climbing the Christmas tree at around 5:45 p.m., the National Park Service said in a statement.
The unidentified tree-climber made it between 15 and 20 feet off the ground prior to coming down “on his own accord,” the statement said.
Two negotiators convinced the man to leave the tree at about 7 p.m., U.S. Park Police Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told WTOP, a local news radio network.
The individual was subsequently transferred to a hospital for evaluation, the NPS said in the statement.
Hopefully, this man will get the help he needs.