NJ Transit: Man shocked during attempted wire theft

NJ Transit says a man survived after he was shocked while trying to steal overhead rail wires early this morning.A spokesperson says the man fell

NEWARK - NJ Transit says a man survived after he was shocked while trying to steal overhead rail wires early this morning.

A spokesperson says the man fell onto the lines at Roseville Avenue in Newark around 4 a.m.

The suspect has been identified as Eric Vega, of Newark. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was later arrested.

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