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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a climber on the base of the Statue of Liberty…(all times local):

A protester who climbed the Statue of Liberty’s base has been escorted down by police after a roughly four-hour standoff that forced the evacuation of Liberty Island on the Fourth of July.

The article goes on to state the following:

News helicopter video showed two New York Police Department officers, attached to tethers, climb up to the base around 6:15 p.m. As they approached, she initially moved away, took off her shoes and appeared to be starting to climb further. Then she sat against the statue’s foot, and the officers went up to her. They have since put on her shoes and attached a harness to her.

The climber has been there for about three hours, with police talking to her.

Her climb spurred the evacuation of Liberty Island.

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