Police free man’s hand from tree

BLAIRSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A man who had is hand stuck in a tree after trying to cut it down was freed by a pair of police officers on Thursday.

Blairstown Township police officers Choe and Herzer responded to a Shannon Lane residence for a male with his hand stuck in a tree. The officers discovered the male had cut a wedge out of the tree to cut the tree down, police said.

The tree began to fall the wrong way and the male attempted to push the tree in the other direction, the tree then split and his hand became trapped, police said.

The officers used a halligan bar to pry the males hand free, police said.

According to radio reports, the male was transported to an area hospital.

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By: Jay Edwards
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