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Man Electrocuted Trying to Steal Copper in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a man has been electrocuted in Los Angeles while trying to steal copper from electrical equipment.

It happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday in an industrial area of South Los Angeles.

City News Service authorities suspect that the man broke into a 4.8-kilovolt station that would provide electricity to a home or small business.

His name hasn't been released.

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