Man gets shocked breaking into substation

Man gets shocked breaking into substation

Police are investigating after Cleveland Fire was called out to 8725 Harvard to a report of a male shocked.

Lt. Larry Gray says a man was severely injured when he cut through the fence at a IRA substation. While inside he attempted to cut a live copper wire and was shocked.

According to witnesses by the time EMS arrived the victim was lying on the ground and his body was smoking. He also had wires in his hands.

A First Energy spokesperson says they are still working to determine if there was any damage to the equipment.

The victim was transported to Metro. His condition is not known at this time.

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