Man arrested after climbing Monument Circle statue

INDIANAPOLIS - Officials are inspecting the Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis for damage after a man was caught climbing the statue this week.

Osmer Meza, 26, was arrested Monday after he scaled the monument and refused to come down, officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Meza only returned to the ground after an officer started climbing up after him, police said.

The Indiana War Memorial Commission has been notified about the incident and will inspect the site for damage.

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