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    Man rescued from on top of Cinquantenaire Park archway

    Visitors with reduced mobility and tour buses will be entitled to a parking pass. Credit: Wikipedia

    A man who climbed the arch in the Cinquantenaire Park on Tuesday night has been brought down by the emergency services and taken to the hospital.

    The man was first spotted on top of the arch at 4:30 PM. A negotiator from the federal police was brought to the scene to enter into a dialogue with the man but was unsuccessful. A rescue team from the Brussels fire brigade, trained in climbing techniques, also arrived on site.

    The man who had sat on the edge of the arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire was eventually brought down 1:45 AM with the help of the rescue services, Ilse Van de keere, spokesperson of the police zone Brussels-Capital-Ixelles told Bruzz.

    The reason the man climbed the monument remains unclear at this time, as do the precise reason he had been hospitalised.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times