Man climbs Market Street building, refuses to come down

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Police are asking the public to avoid the area of Market and Gough Streets after a man climbed a building and refuses to come down.

At 9:42 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Market Street on a report of a man jumping into traffic, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Around 5 p.m., the man fell from about the first floor. He was put in an ambulance.

When officers arrived, they spotted a man that matched the description given to them.

The man fled from police, climbed onto a building on Market Street and refused to come down or into the building, police said.

Police on the scene are attempting to negotiate a safe and peaceful outcome, officials said.

There is currently heavy traffic in the area.

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