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Man Jumps Off 4-Story Building And Impales Himself On Spiked Wrought-Iron Fence

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say a man who jumped from a four-story parking structure impaled himself on a wrought-iron fence Saturday in Lincoln Heights.

Authorities said about an hour before the unidentified man jumped, they had shooed him out of the parking structure.

The man reportedly impaled himself in the midsection.

Firefighters cut away the section of fence the man was impaled on and took him and part of the fence to a hospital after the roughly 3:40 a.m. jump, a witness told a videographer who arrived after the man was taken away.

The incident occurred at  1143 Mission Road, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Thomas of the Hollenbeck Station.

The fencing was atop a roughly 6-foot wall, Thomas said.

The man was reported in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

 (©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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