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Man Climbs Pole, Walks Wire to Avoid the Cops in NoHo

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It was a tense couple of hours in North Hollywood yesterday afternoon while LAPD officers waited for a suspect to come down from his perch on a pole, according to abc7. Responding to a call that a man was armed with a knife, the police pursued the suspect, who opted to climb a telephone pole on Camarillo Street near Lankershim Blvd. in order to evade capture. He spent about 2 hours up there, at one point even walking on the wires, but was finally talked down and taken into custody.

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