Man Climbs South Bend Tower
July 30, 2009 at 4:58 AM (PT)
A man who climbed the SCHURZ COMMUNICATIONS tower in SOUTH BEND, IN was taken by police to a hopsital for mental evaluation and observation.
CBS affiliate WSBT-TV/SOUTH BEND reports that the man, STEVEN LOWEL, 42, called a friend to say that he would either jump off the WSBT tower or get into a standoff with police. The SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE reports that LOWEL made it up to the 400-foot level of the 1,000-foot tower on the ST. JOSEPH COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, just 200 feet below the antenna of SCHURZ AC WNSN (SUNNY 101.5)/SOUTH BEND, which could have caused the man to receive a severe electric shock. LOWEL also climbed the tower in 1989.