US Air Force Memorial

People Seen Scaling Air Force Memorial's Soaring Spire in Arlington

Video shows a person was climbing near the top of one of three 402-foot spires.

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People spotted scaling the sky-high U.S. Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, Wednesday morning were conducting maintenance, police said.

Video shows a person was climbing near the top of one of three 402-foot spires.

The video sparked some concern, but the Arlington Police Department says an officer — who happens to be an Air Force veteran — confirmed that maintenance is underway.

Those workers may have one of the best views possible of D.C.

Chopper4 video showed sweeping views of the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, the Washington Monument and other landmarks, plus two other people climbing at lower points on the spire. A rope or chord appeared to run down the monument.

The Air Force and a National Parks Service spokesman didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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