NEW video just into our newsroom, from a viewer who captured the moment the man first began climbing the National Christmas Tree earlier tonight near the White House. You can hear a child asking "What is he doing? Why is he doing that to the tree?"— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) 22 декабря 2018 г.
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NEW: US Park Police tell us the National Christmas Tree will remain closed for the rest of the night. Visitors were able to get a bit closer once police cleared the scene.— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) 22 декабря 2018 г.
Many are still taking pictures, but the tree lights won't be coming back on this evening. pic.twitter.com/DUfuaz1HNr