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Naked, Bloody Man Chased Through South Salt Lake

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man was taken to the hospital after running naked through parts of South Salt Lake and being tackled to the ground by police.

Police say they were called about 6 p.m. Sunday after the man was seen near 3100 S. West Temple. Officials tell The Salt Lake Tribune he was seen scaling a cinder block wall at a bus station and possibly cut himself on the barbed wire on top.

The Deseret News reports police used a Taser to subdue the man.

South Salt Lake police Sgt. Mick Wersland says the man may have been taking hallucinogenic mushrooms, which can make a person feel hot and prompt them to take off their clothes.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the man would face charges.

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