A woman attempted to climb the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, prompting officials to evacuate the island.
Per public records and social media profiles, Okoumou is a resident of Staten Island and an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Police said Okoumou apologized to them for having to climb up and get her.
At approximately 6:31 p.m. ET, NYPD officers who had also scaled the base of the statue were seen taking Okoumou into custody.
National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis told the Associated Press that officers had been trying to persuade Okoumou to come down for approximately three hours.
Earlier Wednesday, the direct action group Rise and Resist protested at the landmark.
The group later said that while Okoumou is affiliated with the organization and participated in the protest, the organizers of the protest did not know about her plans to scale the monument.
Rise and Resist said in a statement that Okoumou "was one of forty participants in our planned banner action, but her decision to climb the statue was made independently of the group, without consulting any other member of the group."