Santa Rosa police talk man down from electrical tower; PG&E works to restore power

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Police negotiators successfully talked a man down from the top of an electrical tower in Santa Rosa Wednesday night and are working to restore power to about 22,000 PG&E customers. 

The man came down at around 9:18 p.m., according to Santa Rosa Police Department whose Hostage Negotiations Team who said the man climbed the tower in some sort of protest. 

Police said the man did not appear to be suicidal, but that he was taken in for a mental health evaluation.

PG&E was not immediately available to confirm the exact number of customers affected by the power outage.

Around 8:45 p.m.. Santa Rosa P.D. took to social media to ask that people in the area of Pierson Street and Santa Rosa Creek, west of U.S. Highway 101, stay clear of police activity at that location.

As the episode concluded, police on social media thanked everyone for their patience with the power outage and hoped power would be restored to everybody affected.