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Sycamore road blocked for woman on ledge

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:51 p.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – A 44-year-old Sycamore woman suffered no serious injuries Sunday evening when she broke her apartment window and climbed onto a ledge over a downtown Sycamore business, police said.

The woman, whose name police declined to release, lives in an apartment above Christian Connection, 337 W. State St., Sycamore Police Lt. Darrell Johnson said. She used items inside her apartment to break the window and dropped onto a solid ledge above the store about 6:30 p.m. The ledge was about 15 feet off the ground.

The road in front of the store was blocked as Sycamore police, DeKalb County Sheriff's police and Sycamore firefighters tried to help her. Firefighters got access to a nearby rooftop and helped her climb to safety, Johnson said.

Sycamore police did not determine why she jumped down to the ledge; she was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

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