ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police in Albuquerque say a man is dead after climbing to the top of a power pole and getting electrocuted.
Authorities say the man's name wasn't immediately known Thursday night.
Police received a call from a homeowner about 4 p.m. saying a man was in a backyard and may be armed with a gun.
When police arrived, officers say they found the man standing on top of a power pole and he appeared to be agitated for an unknown reason.
Police tried to talk to man down from the pole but at some point, he grabbed a live electrical wire.
The man fell from the pole and paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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