NEWTON (CBS) – Two New Hampshire men were arrested Sunday after trying to jump off a TV tower in Newton.

tower 2 NH Men With Parachutes Arrested For Climbing Newton TV Tower

Tighe Crumb and Tom Becker were arrested at a TV tower in Newton.

Police say when they arrived, Tighe Crumb of Salem, New Hampshire and Tom Becker of Derry, were already halfway up the tower.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jeff Brown reports

They had parachutes, helmets and a camera and were planning to BASE jump.

Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker says they were arrested and charged with trespassing, malicious damage and disturbing the peace.

Last October, a worker fell to his death from another TV tower in Newton.


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