A woman is being evaluated by medical personnel after being pulled off the roof near a cathedral, naked, in downtown Fort Worth Friday afternoon.
The woman was pulled to safety just before 12:30 p.m., according to police, after talking with officers for several hours.
Authorities said the woman was able to climb up to the roof of a building owned by the Saint Patrick's Cathedral. She was up there for three or four hours before she was pulled to safety, according to Fort Worth Police Officer Tracy Carter.
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"What we believe was she was able to climb some of the stairs behind us here. She was able to get up there early this morning," Carter said.
While on the roof, the woman moved around a statue, sometimes appearing to be bowing at its feet while other times climbing on top of its head.
Carter said it wasn't a "dare-devil stunt," but the situation was possibly related to a mental health crisis.
"Our negotiators were talking to her, just trying to keep her calm. Just trying to think that if it was a family member up there," he said. "She moved around from earlier this morning."
As first responders continued to negotiate with her, onlookers stopped and watched from the street.
Andre Duncan works inside the City Hall building, which is nearby the incident.
"I mean, you see a lot of crazy things but nothing like this. This will probably go down as one of the craziest thing I’ve seen," Duncan said.
Workers inside City Hall including Isidro Galindo said they were alerted around 11 a.m. Friday.
"We got a message about a psychiatric issue that was going on outside of City Hall and to take shelter in place," Galindo said. "At that point, we didn’t know what it was."
By noon, he said workers were able to leave through the west side of the building.
The woman has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation.