Downtown streets closed around tree
Seattle Police were alerted that the mystery man was up the tree around 11 am Tuesday.
They initially tweeted the “issue appears to be between the man and the tree”.
But closing down the street didn’t stop spectators from gathering at the scene. When he finally climbed down, a collective cheer rose from the crowd.
Alternating between agitation and what appeared to be peaceful rumination, he threw an apple core at medics at one point before later asking for a pack of cigarettes.
He was also said to be swearing and yelling at times. But after he climbed down, he submitted peacefully to the heavily armed police and the paramedics.