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BASE jumpers arrested in downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro police arrested a pair of thrill-seekers early Sunday morning.

Around 5 a.m. officers responded to a call for assistance from state troopers who were working security at the Capitol.

2 Men jumped from the downtown Sheraton Hotel, released their parachutes, and safely landed on Legislative Plaza.

A witness tells us it looked like the men were going drop their parachutes quickly and get into a waiting pickup truck, but the officer stopped them before they could leave.

Detectives say the men will face felony reckless endangerment charges.

One of the suspects told our photographer that he and his friend travel the world performing BASE jumps and that what they did Sunday morning in Nashville is no crime.

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