The man who free-climbed the Salesforce Tower Tuesday morning has since been detained, officials not confirming if he has been arrested. San Francisco Police say the man climbed all 61-floors of the building in just under one and a half hours. City officials were first notified of the climber around 9:21 a.m. and the person, identified only as a male, finished around 10:50 a.m. and was met at the top of the building by police and fire personale.
The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco which stands at 1,070 feet tall. Reports say the man was climbing without any ropes or equipment other than gloves. KRON 4 is reporting the alleged individual is describing himself as a "pro-life Spiderman" advocating for jail time for an abortion doctor from Washington D.C. who is being accused of late term abortions, according to the pro-life Spiderman website. Here is the self-written bio from the alleged climber. KRON 4 also reports that the man his not been charged with anything yet, but is likely going to be facing trespassing charges. The street closures surrounding the tower are starting to lift.
Meanwhile, several rallies in support of abortion rights are being planned across the Bay Area today. Groups, including the Women's March, are calling on folks who believe "a woman's right to choose is fundamental" to hit the streets and show support of keeping Roe v Wade intact. In San Francisco, an abortion rights rally will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Golden Gate Avenue. The gatherings are in response to a leaked document showing the Supreme Court intends to strike down the 1973 landmark decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. later this summer.