A man was threatening to jump from a spot about 60 feet above a busy Hollywood tourist area late Friday morning, prompting firefighters to set up a rescue cushion and summon mental health professionals to help try to get him to safety.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the rescue operation at the Hollywood & Highland center at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. via a Twitter post at 10:41 a.m.

Crews set up a two-line rope system with harnesses, prepared to help mental health experts approach the man in an effort to talk him down from his precarious vantage point.

Traffic in the area is likely to be snarled during what’s “expected to be an extended operation,” according to the LAFD.

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