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Update: Man rescued from Fargo tower identified, charged

Eric Wenneson
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FARGO — A man had to be rescued from a concrete terminal he climbed late Thursday night, June 6. Eric Lee Wenneson, 35, no permanent address, was arrested and charged with felony criminal trespass and preventing arrest.

Fargo police and fire departments responded to a call just before 10 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of Seventh Avenue North after Wenneson called from the top of the tower.

He told dispatchers he was stuck at the top.

Fargo firefighters helped him down from the terminal, which was estimated to be 100 feet tall.


Police said Wenneson was experiencing emotional distress.

He was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation before being charged.

Man rescued after climbing Fargo tower
The Fargo Fire Department helped to rescue a 35 year old man who climbed the roof of a tower on the 1700 blcok of 7th Avenue North in Fargo on Thursday night.

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