Man Falls Off Crane and Dies After Police Standoff
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A man who had been holed up in a 150-foot construction crane on a college campus fell early Tuesday and died. Dallas police spent hours trying to talk the man down. (May 29)

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[Location - Date:UNIVERSITY PARK, TEXAS/MAY 28TH][Source:WFAA.COM][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 A MAN WHO HELD OFF DALLAS POLICE WHILE ON TOP OF A 150-FOOT CONSTRUCTION CRANE HAS FALLEN OFF AND DIED.HIS NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.THE MAN CLIMBED ONTO THE CRANE ON THE CAMPUS OF SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, TELLING OFFICERS HE WAS ARMED AND READY TO SHOOT ANYONE WHO APPROACHED HIM.DALLAS AND CAMPUS POLICE SPENT HOURS TRYING TO TALK HIM DOWN.A SCHOOL SPOKESMAN SAID THE MAN IN THE CRANE HAD FLED POLICE AFTER A SEPARATE INCIDENT EARLIER IN THE DAY, BUT THAT REPORT IS NOT CONFIRMED.MATT SMALL, ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)