Fleeing driver climbs tree at Tacoma

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State Patrol troopers are waiting at the base of a tree at Tacoma for a man who climbed the tree while running away.

KOMO News reports the man fled from a traffic stop Thursday night, climbed the tree and refused to come down.

By 6 a.m. Friday he had been up the tree about 7 hours. He had used his belt to strap himself to a limb.

Negotiators are trying to talk the man into coming down, and the patrol says they're prepared to wait him out.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/