Shirtless Man Gets Stuck Upside Down on Basketball Hoop, Prompting Rescue at Seattle Park

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A hammer-wielding man needed to be rescued by firefighters and police on Friday evening after he climbed up onto a basketball hoop at a Seattle-area park and somehow got stuck upside down, according to a report.

A shirtless man had to be rescued after he somehow managed to get stuck upside down on a basketball hoop at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle on May 1, 2015. (Credit: KOMO via CNN)

A shirtless man somehow managed to get stuck upside down on a basketball hoop at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle on May 1, 2015. (Credit: KOMO via CNN)

Hanging by a foot, the shirtless man was flailing and thrashing about as about a dozen officers stood around the court, apparently trying to figure out how to get him down, video from CNN affiliate KOMO showed.

At one point, the man appeared to have his head stuck in the rim as he tried to free himself.

Eventually, firefighters used a ladder to cut the net and get him safely down, the television station reported.

In a tongue-in-cheek tweet, Seattle police stated that he would possibly be arrested for property destruction "or at least goal-tending."

It was not immediately clear why the man had climbed up onto the hoop.

CNN contributed to this story.

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