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Naked man found atop power line tower in Pueblo

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 14:18:04-04

PUEBLO — Just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning, Pueblo PD officers were dispatched to the Comanche Power Plant.

According to the department, employees were doing a perimeter check when they heard yelling and discovered a naked man had climbed to the top of a 150-foot power line tower.

PD said a member of the department's Crisis Negotiators Team began talking with the man via his cruiser's PA, trying to calm him and coach him down. The officer got the man's name and dispatch was able to determine he is from New Mexico.

The Pueblo Fire Department responded with a ladder truck and climbed up the ladder as far as possible. Firefighters were able to coach the man down far enough to get onto the ladder. PD said the man still had his boxers and was able to put them on before getting onto the ladder.

PD dispatch was able to get a hold of the man's father in New Mexico and he said he didn't know why his 29-year-old son was in Pueblo, but that he had been struggling with narcotics.

Police said once the man was down, he was taken to a hospital in an ambulance for evaluation and treatment.