A robbery suspect in Dallas climbed into a giant construction crane on the Southern Methodist University campus on Monday and threatened to shoot police.
The man is wanted for an early morning carjacking. He climbed onto the crane being used to build campus housing and began hurling his shoes at police and threatened to jump and shoot officers, although police don’t know if he has a gun, Dallas TV station DFW reported.
Television footage showed the crane on an empty lot, with the cab higher than the light poles at SMU’s nearby football stadium.
Although there are a limited number of people on campus because of the Memorial Day holiday, officials locked down the SMU campus and a nearby shopping center as a precaution. A helicopter with a sniper on board was headed to the area, also as a precaution.