The NYPD is building a rope rescue system to help bring the woman down from the base, because officers don't believe she will come down on her own, a police source told CNN.
Willis says at least six people were taken into custody then.
So police placed her in custody, Willis said, noting that the woman was facing multiple federal charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Park officials are reportedly negotiating with the woman to come down.
But members of the group said they had no idea she was going to scale the statue that day.
About 16 officers with the New York City Police Department took part in the risky rescue/apprehension effort, Officer Brian Glacken said in a news conference Wednesday evening. Around the same time, photos posted to social media appeared to show a single person climbing the statue near Lady Liberty's foot.
Russian goalkeeper gives Spain the boot
Still, World Cup history was on Russia's side after its well-organized team survived two hours of barely having the ball. Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Koke and Iago Aspas during a nerve-jangling finale at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium .
The group initially denied any connection to the climber, saying in a tweet, "The climber on the Statue of Liberty has no connection to our #abolishice action earlier today".
Okoumou allegedly "staged a unsafe stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the (New York Police Department) officers who responded to the scene", U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement.
While the policy was abandoned, it is still unclear how and when some 2,000 migrant children will be reunited with their parents.
"Abolish ICE" has become a rallying cry at protests around the country and for some Democratic officeholders seeking to boost their progressive credentials.
Earlier in the afternoon, protesters with the Rise and Resist movement displayed a protest banner on the lower portion of the monument.
Police climbed after the woman, positioning ladders and negotiators in the hopes of talking her down.
The statue, a gift from France, was dedicated in 1886.
'An ABOLISH ICE banner was hung from the statue, and activists spelled out the same message on their shirts.
Hyundai denies FCA takeover speculations
The bid will apparently be launched sometime between this summer and Sergio Marchionne's stepping down as FCA's CEO in May 2019. Later, the firms said they were negotiating a possible technical partnership on transmissions and hydrogen tech.
Brazil ready for a strong Belgium
The statement was published hours after the Brazil-Mexico match, Monday. "It's very hard to come back the way he's done". Brazil are five-time winners of the World Cup , but have not triumphed in the competition since 2002.
Katharine McPhee Is Engaged to David Foster!
Adding the age difference between 68-year-old David and 34-year-old Katharine works for them despite seeming odd to many. Foster and McPhee have been dating since September 2017, spotted packing on the PDA in Paris in December 2017.
Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.
Three suspects charged with kidnapping Halloween actor
Anger erupted online when a video surfaced on Monday showing Los Angeles cops with their guns aimed at an unarmed Black woman. The indictment states that Stewart, Jones and Neal allegedly went into McCrackin's home and pistol whipped Capone.