Over 11,000 in Charlotte Lose Power After Man Climbs 85-Foot High-Voltage Tower


Over 11,000 Charlotteans lost power yesterday after a man climbed to the top of a high-voltage tower and refused to come down.

According to a press release from the city:

“Shortly before 2:00 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call in the 1300 block of Nations Crossing Road regarding to a person climbing an large high-tension electrical tower. As officers arrived on the scene, they attempted to talk with a man who was approximately 70 feet up the tower. While officers were communicating, he climbed another 15-20 feet to the top of tower.”

You can see several videos of the incident here on the citizen app.

According to Duke Energy, over 11,000 had their energy cut off during the incident.

Did you lose power yesterday?