A man climbed the National Christmas Tree, on the Ellipse by the White House, on Friday evening, US Park Police confirmed.
The first calls came in to police at about 5:45 p.m., Public Information Officer Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told CNN.
Police and two negotiators arrived at the scene. The man made it about 15 feet up the tree before coming down on his own at about 7 p.m., Delgado said.