Public thanked for their patience as Coventry man comes down from roof following 21-hour stand off - The Coventry Observer

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Public thanked for their patience as Coventry man comes down from roof following 21-hour stand off

Shaun Reynolds 28th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POLICE in Coventry have thanked members of the community for their patience after a man finally came down from the roof of a house following a 20-hour stand off.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on recall to prison, criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.

The incident began when a police officer went to make a routine arrest at 1pm yesterday afternoon (28 July) on William McKee Close in Willenhall, but escalated when the 23-year-old locked himself in the attic.

He later made threats to stab officers who were trying to detain him and then emerged on the roof of the house holding a knife.

Specially trained negotiators were at the scene into the early hours attempting to talk the man down.

Eventually the man came down from the roof and was taken away from the scene by officers.

Two police officers have suffered minor injuries after being struck by tiles that were thrown from the roof overnight.

Two police cars were also damaged.

Force Incident Manager Chief Inspector Harvi Khatkar said: “We appreciate the massive impact on the local community and are grateful for their support and patience yesterday and this morning.”

More to follow.

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