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Person dressed as Spider-Man removed from Cornell’s McGraw Tower during late-night incident

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A person dressed as Spider-Man was spotted on the scaffolding of Cornell University’s McGraw Tower on Monday evening, prompting a response from the Cornell University Police Department.

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The individual, who was accompanied by a drone, was seen around 8 p.m. Police detained a student at the scene and secured a window used to access the scaffolding. No permit had been issued for the drone operation.

The Ithaca Fire Department was initially called to assist but the request was canceled en route. McGraw Tower is currently undergoing a $7 million renovation, set to be completed in November. A Cornell spokesperson declined to comment on the incident.