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APD finds man with hands nailed to tree in bosque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Officers are investigating after a man was found alive with his hands nailed to a tree in the bosque on Monday morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Celina Espinoza said around 8:30 a.m. police received a call about an injured man in just north of Central on the east bank of the Rio Grande.

“Officers found a man who seemed confused, standing in front of a tree with his hands next to his shoulders,” Espinoza said. “Each hand had one nail through it.”

She said the nails were about 3 inches long, and the man was not bleeding when officers found him. They removed him from the tree and took him to a hospital.

“He was initially not cooperative or compliant with officers,” Espinoza said. “They are continuing to try to interview him and determine exactly what happened and how he ended up in the bosque.”

Espinoza said they didn’t know how long the man had been there or why this happened to him.

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