UPDATE1:48 am: Utica Police tell us the man who climbed the tower in North Utica has been brought down safely and was sent to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
UTICA – A man has climbed to the top of the Utica sign along the canal trail in North Utica for the second time this month.
Utica police crisis negotiators are talking to the man, who has been at the top of the sign for more than 2 hours.
Police say the tower is surrounded by fencing, topped off with barbed wire. Officers have the trail blocked off at this time. The Utica fire and police departments are on the scene, and Syracuse Fire Department are heading to location to offer assistance.