Firefighters worked quickly Monday to remove scaffolding hanging ominously from a downtown high-rise building.
A window washing system arm came crashing down at about 3:45 p.m. atop the Mark Condos in the 800 block of Market Street, according to San Diego Fire officials.
The equipment shattered a window below, leaving the arm dangling above the main downtown thoroughfare.
Police closed down the street in front of the condos in case the scaffolding tumbled onto people or cars below.
Firefighters removed the system before it could fall. No one was injured or trapped in the incident.