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Man climbs pole for unknown reason, falls while climbing down

This man climbed a pole in Atlanta, Texas Sunday evening.  Authorities are not sure why he was up there.  (Source:  Carey Harden-Rhyne) This man climbed a pole in Atlanta, Texas Sunday evening. Authorities are not sure why he was up there. (Source: Carey Harden-Rhyne)
(Source:  Carey Harden-Rhyne) (Source: Carey Harden-Rhyne)
(Source:  Carey Harden-Rhyne) (Source: Carey Harden-Rhyne)
ATLANTA, TX (KSLA) -

A man was taken to the hospital after falling from the top of a signal light pole in Atlanta, Texas.

Atlanta Police say the man climbed atop the pole around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening on Highway 59, in front of Wal-Mart.  Authorities do not know why the man was up there.

Police tried for several hours to talk him into coming down.  He started down the pole around 9 p.m. and the light broke sending him falling to the ground, police said.

The man, who's name has not been released, was taken to a Texarkana hospital.  

His condition is not at this time.

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