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Man climbs power pole after crashing vehicle in Dartmouth

Halifax police say it took about two hours to negotiate a man down from a power pole early Friday morning

Around 3 a.m., police say they saw a vehicle speeding on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Mall heading towards Halifax. A short time later, that same vehicle lost control near Exit 2G and crashed, flipping onto its roof.

Police say the driver then left his vehicle and climbed 60 feet in the air on a Nova Scotia Power electrical tower.

For two hours, police say they negotiated with the man before he eventually came down. He was then arrested and is now facing charges.

During the negotiation, power was disconnected to about 4,000 people as a precaution.

Police had a section of Victoria Road and Highway 111 shut down to investigate the incident, but it was reopened by 8 a.m.

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