TOWER CLIMBER

He wasn’t quite Spider-Man but you can bet the managers inside an Orlando TV station were chomping cigars like J. Jonah Jamison.

Nearly eight hours after a 43-year-old man scaled a tower outside the WKMG (CBS) studios Wednesday, he descended from the 400-foot structure where police negotiators and first responders were waiting.

The station said it did not show the incident live on air due to the unpredictability of the situation.

“The safety of our community, our employees and this gentleman are of paramount concern to us at WKMG,” station vice president and general manager Jeff Hoffman said in a statement. “We are thankful for the Orlando Police Department and Orlando Fire Department’s prompt response and hope this comes to a safe conclusion.”

He was transported to a local hospital for a physical and mental evaluation, according to Orlando police.

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