Authorities work to rescue, arrest woman climbing Statue of Liberty

Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 17:19:19-04

Authorities in New York City were trying on Wednesday – Independence Day – to get a woman who scaled part of the Statue of Liberty to come down.

US Park Police public information officer Sgt. Dave Somma told NBC New York a woman had made it to Lady Liberty’s midsection.

Liberty Island was evacuated due to the incident.

Earlier, seven people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful protest after putting a banner that read "Abolish I.C.E." on the statue.

That group, Rise and Resist NYC, denied a connection to the statue climber.