San Diego Police capture man after standoff on billboard

Posted at 6:03 AM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 22:47:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police arrested a man after he climbed up a billboard in Mission Hills Tuesday.

A Sheriff's Court services deputy saw the man on top of the billboard on Washington St. at Eagle St. at 1:30 a.m., said police.

Officers negotiated with the man, who was shirtless and barefoot.

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After 30 minutes on the billboard, the man climbed down a ladder and was arrested.

Police said the man was wearing a hospital band on his wrist and said he had just been released from the mental health unit of a nearby hospital.

He was taken back to the hospital for evaluation, police said.