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Man in custody after standoff at FBI headquarters

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SAN DIEGO (AP/CBS 8) — Authorities say a man hopped a security fence and refused to come down from the rooftop of a building at San Diego's FBI headquarters office for much of the day.

FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth says 36-year-old William Durant arrived alone at FBI headquarters and climbed over a security gate at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say Durant tried to get in through the main entrance, and police were called. He entered and walked to the top of the parking structure then got to the rooftop of an annex building.

Durant contacted CBS News 8, asking to talk to an agent and threatening to jump from the building. 

"Cops are surrounding me, won't let me talk to an agent," he told CBS News 8. 

He reportedly contacted several news agencies after climbing onto the roof. Authorities say he told them he was armed but no weapons were found.

"I don't know if he was armed... He had a door handle, it looked like a pipe but it was a door handle," Foxworth said. 

FBI hostage negotiators and SWAT team along with San Diego police and firefighters were called to the scene and the man was taken into custody after about six hours.

It's not clear whether the man was armed or what he was seeking.

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