This just in: Someone "hijacked" a construction crane in downtown Calgary on Monday.
It's not clear what the person's motives were. Police closed off surrounding streets as officers climbed the crane to "negotiate" with him, Cross said.
The whole thing was kinda weird, tbh.
People had a lot of questions, starting with "WTF?"
Doesn't hijacking usually happen to things that can move?
Or maybe it was just "commandeered," not hijacked.
There were theories.
Was this the suspect?
The crane hijacker is an inspiration unto us all.
Police eventually took him into custody about four hours after he climbed up, but then had to figure out how to get him down. "It's 35 storeys up," Cross said.
Luckily, the Calgary Fire Department was on hand to solve that particular riddle.
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