Man climbs 400-foot TV tower at WKMG News 6 in Orlando

in Orlando News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – A man scaled a 400-foot tower outside the WKMG-TV News 6 studios Wednesday morning, prompting authorities to close the station’s parking lot.

News 6 traffic anchor Trooper Steve Montiero witnessed the man, who was wearing gym clothing and a backpack, going into a secured area before climbing the tower.

The man made it at least 300 feet up the tower before stopping. He then climbed to the top.

Orlando police arrived at the TV station at 4466 N. John Young Parkway near Orange Blossom Trail and are communicating with the man via a bullhorn in an effort to get him to descend safely.