MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities said a man was taken to the hospital after climbing a power pole and getting an electrical shock in Minneapolis early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the area of 14th Avenue and 7th Street near the University of Minnesota sometime after 3 a.m. after the incident reportedly caused a power outage. Authorities had no information on why the man climbed up a power pole, but he received an electrical shock and at one point was on fire on the ground.

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Police identified the man Wednesday afternoon as Steven McKinney of Plymouth.

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Authorities said McKinney and a friend were walking to Dinkytown when he climbed up a utility pole, accidentally came in contact with live wires and was knocked to the ground.

The transformer on the pole blew up, knocking out power in the area

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Police said McKinney is an experienced climber. He’s now in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.