Man in viral video who climbed electric pole ‘under severe stress’

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MIRI: The 29-year-old man who climbed up an electric pole and did theatrics on the wires in Jalan Desa Bahagia, Vista Perdana here at 5.45am today is believed to be suffering severe stress.

A video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Miri police chief ACP Khoo Leng Huat, who did not disclose what the man’s problem was, said he was fortunate to escape injury.

“Rescuers managed to cajole him into coming down and there was no need for any use of force,” he told Bernama.

He added that the man was then handed over to his brother-in-law to be brought to the Miri Hospital for an assessment.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Law Poh Kiong said rescuers, who arrived at the scene, took about 15 minutes to persuade him to come down.

Source: Free Malaysia Today

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