May 29th, 2012
04:42 AM ET

Robbery suspect falls from crane on SMU campus

A nearly 15-hour standoff appeared to be over early Tuesday morning after a robbery suspect who climbed atop a construction crane on the campus of Southern Methodist University fell 150 feet to the ground, CNN affiliate WFAA TVreported.

Police did not comment on the man's condition, the station said.

The man was seen hanging from the side of the crane's cab about 1:45 a.m. (2:45 a.m. ET ) when he fell.

About an hour later, SMU issued an alert.

"The SMU campus is open, and all buildings will be open during normal business hours today," the alert said. "Details will be available later today from Dallas Police regarding a man who occupied a construction crane on the SMU campus."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Starchamber

    A substantial savings to taxpayer, and one happy prosecutor that just got out of about 200 hours of work.

    May 29, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. PEDO BEAR

    I believe I can fly.
    I believe I can touch the *SPLAT*

    May 29, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ann R. Key

    Did he fall by accident or was he pushed?

    May 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Lol!! I laughed out loud before I could feel guilty , PEDO BEAR! Cracked me up...

    May 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    It's not the fall,its the sudden stop when ya hit bottom that hurts!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |