According to reports, a man climbed a 300-foot tower of metal near Knott's Berry Farm's Supreme Scream ride. This led to a response from police.
Buena Park police tweeted that the man was finally brought down safely shortly after 9 p.m. local.
Images posted earlier by FOX 11 Los Angeles showed the climber at the base of a large American flag at top of the tower.
The incident was confirmed by police via a tweet at 8:20 p.m.
The police posted that they asked for help to locate the suspect and advised them to stay away from the area.
FOX 11 reported that there was no information available about the identity of the climber or how he managed the climb to the tower. It was unclear if the climber would be facing charges for the incident.
According to the Orange County Register, he was taken to a local hospital to undergo a mental health evaluation.
According to the park, a statement was issued saying that Knott's Berry Farm received information about a male who had climbed the Supreme Scream Tower from an unrestricted area. Park staff alerted the local police and emergency responders, who are currently on site. At 8:55 PM, the guest climbed down from the tower and is currently in police custody. At this moment, no other information is available. FOX 11 stated that safety is our number one priority.
The outside of the park was the site of a drive by shooting last weekend that left one teenager injured .
Knott’s Berry Farm began as a roadside stand selling berries in 1920s. It has grown to include rides, stage shows, and other entertainment. Buena Park is located approximately 20 miles southeast from downtown Los Angeles.
After being closed for the coronavirus pandemic, the park was reopened in May.