Police escort man from Sky Tower

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A man who was reportedly threatening to jump from the Auckland Sky Tower has been escorted safely from the edge.

Police and other emergency services spent the afternoon at the scene of what was described as a "serious and ongoing incident" at the Sky Tower in central Auckland City.

Police staff negotiated with the man who was on the ledge of level 54 at the location of the SkyJump cable-controlled base jump operation.

A large crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene and surrounding streets, including Federal Street and Victoria Street West, were cordoned off.

If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111. Or call Youthline 0800 376 633, Lifeline 0800 543 354, Depression Helpline 0800 111 757, What's Up 0800 942 8787 (noon-midnight).

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