Man climbs Seaside roller coaster, unfurls flag

Man climbs Seaside roller coaster, unfurls flag

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The aerial view of what remained of the amusement pier in Seaside Heights on Oct. 31, 2012. The aerial view of what remained of the amusement pier in Seaside Heights on Oct. 31, 2012.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- Police have apprehended a man who apparently climbed the storm-ravaged Seaside Heights roller coaster and unfurled an American flag.

The man walked from the top of the coaster and hopped into a police boat. He was handcuffed, walked through the surf and escorted to a police car on the beach.

The Jet Star Roller Coaster was swept away during Superstorm Sandy. The steel remnants have become one of the iconic images of the storm.

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