Woman climbs the Statue of Liberty; island being evacuated

All visitors are being taken off Liberty Island.
2:23 | 07/04/18

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We've got some breaking news who want to tell you and show you about right now you looking at live pictures of the statue of liberty and if you look right there in the center of the screen. Someone is climbing the statue of liberty were told to female. And this started about thirty minutes ago she's right near the bottom near the foot of the statue just lost writer in the area but we're told she's kind of on the south psalm. On the side that's facing east rank you well. Inching are not seeing any climbing equipment they're so the question is how did she get up there we are told right now that they are evacuating liberty island people right now being put on a ferry. Authorities of course very actively involved in trying to deal with this situation. Earlier in the day we know that a group was there. And they unfurled an abolish ice cream stir at the base of the statue of liberty this is a groups. Oh you know yeah I don't rise and resist and they've been you know today was a day for them to take action. A lot of attention of the statue of liberty today in him a lot of attention simply unfurling a banner there. So we don't know if this is part of a protest we don't know if this person is doing this is part of thrill seeking thing I'm you can see the personnel climbing again around the base. But again not seeing any. Climbing here are not seeing any equipment. Not seeing any movement up higher at this point. And I don't see any law enforcement personnel surrounding the base of the statue we can tell you Eyewitness News reporter Jim Dolan is on the way to the scene to see if we get more information. The AC. The chopper up above that's a police helicopter are believed and a NYPD. Which you have to know was going to be up and about today anyway because of all the security surrounding the fourth of July fireworks. And a looks like she's just checking a break right now that she's just kind of resting in the folds of the the fabric of lady liberty there and just kind of taking a break but again shows you mentioned we don't see police kind of making their way up there. You know what Diana perhaps taking a break because without any climbing equipment that might be as far as she can go. I don't know how you're gonna get any higher from that vantage point right there. I doubt bringing with you any sort of this. And hello I'm equipment a latter ropes suction cups and what have you. But that that that will. We'll stay on yeah obviously police are taking this very sit seriously liberty island is being evacuated at this point and of course we're gonna continue to follow this. And we will stay on it and bringing any new information as it does come in to us again Jim Dolan has their right now.

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