GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) — A man is safe after scaling a broadcasting tower in Garden City on Monday.
The man spent several hours clinging to the tower located at Mobile Communications America on Minus Avenue.
According to police, he had been screaming nonsensical phrases, threatening to jump and specifically asking for media throughout the ordeal.
Bystanders said he was screaming about a girlfriend who was apparently brought to the scene by first responders.
“As I was pulling in, I could hear the man say, ‘She’s cheating on me with my best friend,'” the bystander told News 3. “And I get out to go in and get my food, but then I see it’s more to the situation than it looks to be, you know?”
The man and the woman he knew were speaking in Spanish during the exchange and another bystander was able to translate some of what she heard.
“You need to stop. You need to stop. You need to get down, Alberto. You need to get down, Alberto. So, I heard the first name Alberto. That’s it,” the bystander said.
Police, fire and EMS worked together to get him to the ground safely.
No injuries were reported.
Authorities said this was a mental health crisis, and they’re in the process of making sure the man receives care.