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The Latest: Seattle tree-sitter booked, to appear in court

  • A police officer talks from an open windows at the adjacent Macy's store to a man perched near the top of an 80-foot tall tree Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in downtown Seattle. The man, name and cause unknown, has transfixed the city and the Internet over the past two days as his action prompted police to close adjacent streets and as negotiators tried to coax him down. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    A police officer talks from an open windows at the adjacent Macy's store to a man perched near the top of an 80-foot tall tree Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in downtown Seattle. The man, name and cause unknown, has transfixed the city and the Internet over the past two days as his action prompted police to close adjacent streets and as negotiators tried to coax him down. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Un hombre está sentado cerca de la punta de un pino de 24 metros de altura (80 pies) en el centro de Seattle, el martes 22 de marzo de 2016, La policía ha estado tratando de convencer al hombre para que baje. El hombre no identificado finalmente descendió a salvo justo antes del mediodía del miércoles 23, después de haber afectado el tránsito de la ciudad y ocupado espacios en los medios de comunicación de las redes sociales durante 25 horas. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com vía AP)

    Un hombre está sentado cerca de la punta de un pino de 24 metros de altura (80 pies) en el centro de Seattle, el martes 22 de marzo de 2016, La policía ha estado tratando de convencer al hombre para que baje. El hombre no identificado finalmente descendió a salvo justo antes del mediodía del miércoles 23, después de haber afectado el tránsito de la ciudad y ocupado espacios en los medios de comunicación de las redes sociales durante 25 horas. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com vía AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the man who spent 25 hours in a tree in downtown Seattle (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree downtown has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief and is expected to make an afternoon court appearance.

Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as 28-year-old Cody Lee Miller. He climbed near the top of the conifer on Tuesday and stayed for about 25 hours, for much of which he ignored police efforts to coax him down.

He finally clambered down around midday Wednesday. Officials say he was taken to a hospital and received physical and mental evaluations.

He stripped branches off the tree and at times threw apples and branches toward officers.