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Photo: 'Issue' between man, tree leads to hours-long standoff in Seattle

Chef Michelle Matsko paused as she walked to work Wednesday, gazed up and marveled: Nearly 24 hours later, a man was still perched near the top of an 80-foot-tall sequoia in the middle of downtown Seattle. The man, name and cause unknown, finally climbed down just before noon. As onlookers cheered and chanted "Man In Tree" — in deference to the Twitter hashtag by which he became known — he sat down near the base of the conifer. "Issue appears to be between the man and the tree," the Seattle Police Department tweeted at one point.

Photo: 'Issue' between man, tree leads to hours-long standoff in Seattle 03/23/16 [Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:31am]
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