TULSA, OK (KTLA) -- A man who has spent the last 6 days perched on a radio tower has finally surrendered Tuesday.
William Sturdivant, 25, scaled the 300-foot Clear Channel radio tower in east Tulsa on Thursday.
After speaking to a top police negotiator, Tyrone Lynn, for 6 hours Tuesday, Sturdivant finally came down around 6:40 p.m. Central Time.
Lynn, told the TV station that Sturdivant appeared to be "afraid of people" and "paranoid."
Sturdivant slept on the tower for 125 hours without food or drink since early Friday morning.
Onlookers flooded nearby parking lots to watch the spectacle.
Police threatened to take anyone into custody who taunted or tried to provoke the man.
The standoff began just before 11 Thursday morning when employees inside the broadcast building discovered the man trespassing.
They chased him to the roof where he gained access to the 300ft broadcast tower.
Throughout the day Thursday, he climbed between 70 and 200 feet on the tower.
Police say Sturdivant has a criminal record including burglary and drug convictions, and a history of mental illness, although they do not believe he is suicidal.
However, he has threatened to jump if negotiators try to approach him with any rescue apparatus.
Information from: Fox23.com
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