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Man Shocked After Climbing Utility Pole In North Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amtrak officials say trains were brought to a standstill by a man who was shocked after climbing up a utility pole near tracks in North Philadelphia Tuesday evening.

The incident began shortly before 6 p.m. at W. Glenwood Ave and W. Tusculum Street.

According to authorities, the unidentified man apparently climbed the pole in an attempt to cut the wires.

The man was shocked and a ladder truck had to be brought in to get him down. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

Amtrak and Septa service was stopped between Philadelphia and Trenton for two hours while the man was stuck.

Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says all trains were back on schedule as of 8:30 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation.

  • Kim

    The people that are leaving the comments don’t know what the hell they are talking about, the man is a human being. Everyone make mistakes. What if it was you or your loved one would you want to be dead????? By the way the man survived and I think it was a miracle.

  • Philadelphia in the News

    Maybe not, he might have wanted to get shocked to cure himself of what ails him – you know free shock treatment like in One Flew Over the Cookoo’s nest.
    Any ZMeeker – living in Philadelphia and the United States of America, allows each and every one of us to question authority and wonder why a story is chosen !
    Think outside the box once in your life !

  • samie

    he probably just want to cut the wire and sell it for $$

  • Philadelphia in the News

    He thought he was a cat. . .he was getting the attention of his crazy lover. . .he was getting revenge against the voices in his head. . .he wanted attention. .’s a full moon. . . he wanted to talk to god. . .he was being chased by a dog. . .he probably already has reproduced and hopefully the mother is sane. . .is this really news worthy?

    • dave koslow

      it is …if like me you were stuck in a damn train for 2 hours because of it Thanks, SEPTA, for getting it together with shuttle buses…really appreciated

    • ZMeeker

      Philadelphia in the News, Who are you to decide what is or is not ‘newsworthy’. The editors need to provide stories that appeal to a broad spectrum of readers to satisfy advertisers. You have freedom of choice to go to another news website. This website is a service provided to everyone for no charge. You need a hobby or a job.

  • Whatever!!!!!

    If he didnot die, he is useless any way. What’s a moron.

  • Normal human being

    Did he die? Anyone that stupid should have. The human gene pool would be better for it. If he didn’t die we can only hope that the shock has killed his sperm…at least he won’t reproduce!

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