2 Arrested After Base Jumping Off Downtown High-Rise [Updated]

Two people were arrested last night—and another is still being sought—after jumping off a downtown tower last night, the San Francisco Police Department reports today.

Around 11:35pm yesterday, February 28th, police officers saw several people landing with parachutes near the intersection of Jones and Eddy streets. The department states that the three suspects jumped from the roof of "a building in close proximity," which was likely the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on O’Farrell and Taylor streets.

The Hilton Hotel at 333 O'Farrell St. | Photo: Wikipedia

The officers detained two of the suspected jumpers, one 25-year-old male and one 26-year-old female, and later placed them under arrest for trespassing and conspiracy. One female suspect is being sought in connection to the incident.

The Hilton's tallest tower is 46 stories, or 493 feet high, and its shorter tower is 23 floors, or 348 feet tall.

No further information has been released, but we'll update this story if and when more details are available.

Update, 5:32pm: SFPD released the names of the two detained suspects, neither of which were female. Brendan Weinstein, 25, of San Francisco and Joshua Glovac, 26, of South San Francisco, were both arrested on charges of conspiracy and  criminal trespassing. The third suspect has still not been identified.

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2 arrested after base jumping off downtown high rise