Man taken into custody after refusing to get off apartment building roof

Man taken into custody after refusing to get off apartment building roof

A man refused to come down from the roof of an apartment building Friday after threatening people with a knife, according to Houston police.

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Houston Police Department hostage negotiation teams, the Houston Fire Department and the SWAT responded to the complex in the 9000 block of Sterlingshire Street, in northeast Houston.

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A Taser was used on the man and he was apprehended around 5 p.m.

Sky 2 video showed the man walking from one corner of the apartment roof to the other while lifting his shirt up. He also appeared to be wearing some sort of mask.

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Witnesses told police the man was threatening people with a knife before going on the roof.

Police said the initial call came in as a family disturbance around 1:20 p.m. Police said the man is facing two assault charges and had been on the roof since about 2 p.m.

It is not clear if the man was armed with the knife while he was on the roof.

Source: Kprc2local

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