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Man climbs power pole in Hemet leading to power shut down

By in Press Enterprise on August 29, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Authorities have been trying for several hours to talk a man down from a Hemet power pole early Tuesday morning, police confirmed.

Although authorities would not release much information regarding the situation, the Hemet Police department did release a statement on social media warning people the area around Sanderson and Devonshire avenues were shut down and that the electricity had been turned off in the area.

Traffic Alert…
We are working an incident near Sanderson and Devonshire Ave. Devonshire is closed between… https://t.co/toUxAg4fUc

— Hemet PD (@HemetPolice911) August 29, 2017

A photo uploaded to a Hemet community Facebook group shows a man, dressed in dark clothing, clinging to the T-bars of the power pole.

Hemet Police say they are trying to coax a man down from a power pole at Sanderson and Devonshire avenues.

According to the Southern California Edison outage map, it shows the power was turned off to the police around 2:30 a.m.

Please check back later as more information is made available.

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