(Updated at 1:30 p.m.) A woman has been found deceased at the base of the antenna tower at 5301 22nd Street N., according to initial reports.
Arlington County police and firefighters are on the scene. A 911 caller reportedly saw the woman fall from the tower.
The tower, along Lee Highway, is used primarily by telecommunications companies for mobile phone antenna arrays.
Via Twitter, Arlington County Police confirmed that officers are conducting a death investigation, noting that it “appears to be an isolated incident with no known threat to the community.”
POLICE ACTIVITY: ACPD is conducting a death investigation in the 5300 block of 22nd Street N. Based on the preliminary investigation, this appears to be an isolated incident with no known threat to the community. The investigation is ongoing. Expect police activity in the area.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) October 3, 2018
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