He says on his website that he recently started climbing sky scrapers to end a miscarriage.
Video: Man climbing Salesforce Tower in SF demands police response
This ascent was in response to the leaked draft in the Supreme Court abortion case Roe v. Wade.
San Francisco police interviewed de Champ while he was in police custody. He faces two misdemeanor charges – one for trespassing and the other for resisting a police investigation, for not following police orders to go down or stop climbing.
Police say that at around 9:21 a.m., officers were informed about the man climbing the building. Officers noticed him on the side of the building from several floors, wearing climbing equipment.
There are closed streets in the vicinity and the authorities are asking people to stay away from the scene.
Video: A view from inside Salesforce in SF as a man climbs a 1,070-foot tall building
Video: Freeman climbs the 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower, reaches the top and is held
Officers attempted to contact the climber as he ascended to get him safely out of the building, but instead surrounded him as soon as he reached the summit.
Police say they discourage anyone from trying something like this because of the risks involved with that person and others who might be involved in a potential rescue.
According to Salesforce’s website:
- The Salesforce Tower is 1,070 feet tall with 61 floors and 1.4 million square feet of office space.
- It takes 39 seconds for the elevator to travel from street level to the 61st floor.
- The foundation of the Salesforce Tower is perched in rocky shale, more than 318 feet into the ground.
- 12,000 tons of steel were used in the construction of the Salesforce Tower.
- The Salesforce Tower took more than 2.5 million man hours to build.
Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this evolving story.
San Francisco Fire is on the scene with other public safety agencies at 415 Mission, the sales force tower of a climber reported climbing the 60-story tower. This person puts the life and safety of firefighters at risk. Avoid the area and join us in condemning this act. pic.twitter.com/QDpkfrYs4E
San Francisco Fire Department Media (SFFDPIO) May 3, 2022
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