After climbing Oklahoma's highest building, an anti-abortion activist was taken into custody

According to authorities, an anti-abortion activist who had scaled buildings in at most two other cities, climbed Oklahoma's tallest structure Tuesday morning before being taken into custody.

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14 June 2022 Tuesday 13:34
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After climbing Oklahoma's highest building, an anti-abortion activist was taken into custody

According to authorities, an anti-abortion activist who had scaled buildings in at most two other cities, climbed Oklahoma's tallest structure Tuesday morning before being taken into custody.

Oklahoma City police stated during a press conference that Maison Des Champs was able to climb the Devon Tower, which is a 50-story skyscraper located in Oklahoma City's downtown.

Des Champs reportedly though, climbed The New York Times Building in Manhattan last month as well as San Francisco's tallest building the Salesforce Tower (61 floors).

KFOR, NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, reported that the man was streaming his stunt on Instagram. He claimed it was to protest abortion. These details have not been confirmed by officials.

According to authorities, one man was on the ground and ran away from police while another attempted to climb the building.

Police said Des Champs was taken into custody Tuesday for trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Later, police dropped the charge to only trespassing.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:40 a.m. local.

"We are aware that an individual has attempted to climb the Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. "Please avoid the area. As a precaution, our officers have closed streets around the site," Oklahoma City Police stated in a Tuesday tweet.

A police tweet shortly after the incident stated that "Individual was taken into custody at the top of the building."

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