More than 3,600 Ohio Edison customers in Clark County were left without power for hours after an unnamed man climbed on top of an electric substation around noon and refused to come down, WHIO reported.
Area schools were also apparently impacted by the outage. The Northeastern Local School District said on its website that three campuses were without electricity in a post that was later removed.
At the substation, deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office eventually talked the bare-chested man down around 3 p.m., the Springfield News-Sun reported.
✱The power was cut for the climber’s safety.
✱The crowd cheered as he was put in the back a patrol car.
✱It’s not known why Ohio Man climbed the substation.