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Man climbs roller coaster to hang flag

Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New Jersey State Police said a man who climbed roller coaster wreckage and hung a U.S. flag is safely back on the ground.

State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman said the Lavallette man, whose name was not released, set out from his hometown in a canoe Tuesday and paddled to the roller coaster wreckage in Seaside Heights, The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press reported Tuesday.

Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said the man came down off the wreckage after hanging a U.S. flag from the top. The man is currently in police custody, he said.

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