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Drone-wielding man arrested hours after climbing water tower

Drone-wielding man arrested hours after climbing water tower
Posted at 10:30 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 20:09:15-04

SANTA ANA, CA (KTLA/CNN) - A man wearing dark clothing and carrying a drone climbed up a 153-foot water tower in Santa Ana, CA, on Tuesday.

According to police, he apparently opened a valve in the million-gallon tank and refused to come down.

About 2 p.m. local time, aerials showed the man at the very top of the tower.

He was alternately lying on his side next to a backpack and appeared to adjust a drone he was holding.

He then appeared to smash it into the water tower.

Police say the man was not responsive to officers and appeared agitated and irrational.

Later, the man began to climb down the tower and was taken into custody by officers.

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