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Shirtless, hammer-wielding man rescued from Seattle basketball hoop

"Shirtless man removed from Cal Anderson basketball hoop. He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending," Seattle police tweeted.

By Ben Hooper

SEATTLE, May 4 (UPI) -- Seattle police said emergency responders rescued a shirtless man found holding a hammer and hanging from a basketball hoop by his foot.

The man, whose name was not released, was found about 6:30 p.m. Friday hanging from the hoop in Cal Anderson Park by his foot, which was stuck in the netting.

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Police said the man, who was shirtless and holding a hammer, was thrashing around in an attempt to free himself before firefighters were able to remove the netting and free the man's foot.

It was unclear how the man ended up in his predicament.

Police said the man was was taken into custody and could face charges.

"Shirtless man removed from Cal Anderson basketball hoop. He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending," Seattle police tweeted.

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