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NEW ORLEANS — A naked man has climbed a transmission tower in New Orleans East.

The New Orleans Fire Department is on scene with negotiators trying to talk him down.

He’s on top of a 140-foot tower in a gated lot along Downman and Jourdan roads in New Orleans East.

A fire department spokesman said he’s been up there since about 9:30 a.m. Officials don’t know why he’s up there or whether negotiators have been able to communicate with him.

Check back for updates on this developing story.