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5/27/05- Atlanta, GA

Homicide Suspect Continues Standoff High Above Atlanta

Police in Atlanta say a murder suspect who's perched atop a crane high over the city will "come down one way or the other" when he's ready.

Carl Roland has been on the 18-story-high crane since Wednesday. Police in Florida say he's wanted there in connection with the killing of his former girlfriend.

Atlanta police have been trying to talk him down and even recruited his sister to plead with him. But they say they're going to "let him make the decisions."

They also say the man has said he has been thinking of killing himself.

The city has closed off streets below him and firefighters have set up air bags in case he jumps or falls.

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