Streets Blocked as Crews Rescue Man from High-Rise

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Streets were blocked off near 12th and K Streets as crews rescued a man.


A street near the State Capitol was blocked off Monday morning, as crews responded to a man who on the outside of a tall building.

Firefighters and police officers were called to 12th near K Street for reports of a person dangling outside the building.

Crews were able to attach a harness to the man, who was at least nine stories above the ground.

Once rescued, crews confirmed the man is dead.

Traffic was kept away from the area; 12th Street was blocked between J and L Streets.

No word at this time why the person was outside the building, and whether he jumped or fell.

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