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Man Climbs Down After Reaching Top of 222-Foot Cellphone Tower in Hialeah

Man spent hours on top of tower become climbing down to safety

Police and fire rescue crews responded after a man climbed a cellphone tower in Hialeah Friday.

The incident happened at the tower in the area of W. 45th Place and Palm Avenue.

Footage showed the man, later identified as 58-year-old Pablo Perez, using a rope to move higher up the tower as police closed off nearby streets.

Perez eventually reached the top and was seen laying down and speaking on a phone. Records showed the tower is 222 feet tall.

Hialeah Police officials said crisis negotiators responded to speak with Perez, who lives in the area. His family was also at the scene trying to bring a safe end to the incident. 

After several hours on the tower, Perez climbed down to safety.

No other information was immediately known.

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