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Man Trying to Steal Wire From Building Shocked and Burned, Police Say

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  • A man was shocked and severely burned when he tried to steal wiring from a Northeast Philadelphia building early Monday, police say.
  • The 30-year-old man suffered third-degree burns and was hospitalized in critical condition, police say.
  • Electrical power was disrupted in the area for some time following the incident.

Philadelphia police say a man was shocked and severely burned when he tried to steal wiring from a building under construction in Northeast Philadelphia.

The incident occurred along Byberry Road around 2:15 a.m. Monday.

Police say the 30-year-old man suffered third-degree burns and was hospitalized in critical condition. His name has not been released.

Authorities say emergency responders had to remove the man from the site. They say no other injuries were reported, but electrical power was disrupted in the area for some time following the incident, which remains under investigation.

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