Man leaps from utility tower in Pasadena, lands on fire department air bag

PASADENA — A man was taken to a hospital for psychological observation after he jumped from a utility tower Friday night.
Pasadena Police Lt. Jason Clawson said the man fell about 50 feet and landed on an air bag that Pasadena firefighters placed under the Edison tower. The man wasn’t injured, he said.
The incident started at 3:38 p.m. when police received a call about a man on a tower at Kinneloa Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
Clawson said the man was standing on a railing of the tower.
The police department’s crisis negotiating team responded and were talking to the man. At 10:10 p.m., Clawson said the man jumped.
He didn’t know what led the man to climb the tower and leap.
- Ruby Gonzales

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