An hourslong standoff ended early Thursday when police detained a man who had hopped on rooftops and refused to come down in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Northwest D.C., police said.
The man was taken into custody peacefully at about 1:30 a.m., D.C. police said following a nine-hour, 30-minute standoff. Police didn't immediately name him or say what charges he may face.
Authorities had tried to take the man into custody since about 5 p.m., after they were originally called to the 1200 block of Jefferson Street NW near Georgia Avenue for reports of shots fired.
Officers found a naked man, who eventually dressed, trying to swing on power lines and walking back and forth on porch roofs. Police said they recovered a gun at the scene.
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Police said the man was having a mental health crisis. No injuries were reported.
By 11 p.m., officers had placed an inflatable device underneath a tree.
Our sister station Telemundo 44 reported that at one point, concerned residents appeared to scuffle with officers when buses blocked their view of how police were handling the situation.
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Many streets along Georgia Avenue were blocked off as a precaution.
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