- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — The standoff between Tulsa police officers and a mentally ill man who scaled a broadcast TV tower has entered its sixth day.

William Sturdivant II, 25, remained about 100 feet up on the Clear Channel communications tower Tuesday afternoon in what police say is the city’s longest standoff at more than 120 hours.

Rescue crews continued to offer Sturdivant food and water, conditional on him agreeing to come down from the 300-foot tower. The last time he took water was early Friday morning, and officers say they are worried his body will begin to shut down.

A Clear Channel spokeswoman says the company’s staff in Tulsa found Sturdivant breaking and entering an unauthorized area on the property Thursday morning. That’s when he ran from security guards and scaled the tower.

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