A man shut down Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard for more than three hours after scaling a television tower while clutching a “Free Billie Eilish” sign Tuesday.
The man, who has not been identified, climbed the 162-foot tower of California news station KTLA and strummed his guitar as onlookers watched from below. reported the medium.
While only making it 30 feet up the tower, the musical “protester” was eventually shot down and subsequently arrested by police shortly after midnight (PST).
social media images showed the Los Angeles Fire Department’s large inflatable air bag placed under the tower in an effort to bring the man down safely.
Officials have referred to the man as a “protestor,” according to the outlet, however it is unclear why he was protesting.
The man was also holding a white sheet with black letters that read: “MK ultra sex slaves donald marshall clones.”
The ordeal caused traffic around the tower to stop, and police blocked roads around the TV tower.
Power to the tower also went out as officials pleaded with the man to come down.
The man was arrested on trespassing charges, according CBS 8 producer Malik Earnest.
Since the ordeal, “Free Billie Eilish” began trending on Twitter, however some fans were left confused by the man’s message about the 21-year-old “Bad Guy” singer.
The seven-time Grammy winner, who appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden earlier in the day, currently has no legal issue and has not addressed the bizarre incident.
“Free Billie Eilish she hasn’t done anything,” one confused fan tweeted.
Another wrote: “This free Billie Eilish thing is the most random thing ever.”
“Billie Eilish, sleeping peacefully as ‘FREE BILLIE EILISH’ trends, not knowing she needs to be set free,” added a third.
The Post has reached out to the LAPD, LAFD and representatives for Eilish for comment.