UPDATE: The watch commander for the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station said the man standing on top of the billboard on Santa Monica Boulevard at Palm was taken down and has been transported to the hospital. No other information is available at the moment.
Nearly two dozen Sheriff’s deputies and L.A. County firefighters are clustered beneath
The officers have raised a large crane up to the billboard and placed an air trap under it and begun an effort to talk him into coming down.
The photos posted here were taken by Larry Block, who is on the scene. Currently the man, who is African-American and shirtless, is telling the firefighters to back off.
We’ll update this story as it develops.