Muswell Hill rooftop stand off ends after nine hours

A man who spent nine hours on rooves following a reported assault in Sutton Road has been detained u

A man who spent nine hours on rooves following a reported assault in Sutton Road has been detained under the Mental Health Act after ending his stand off with officers. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A man who spent nine hours on a roof has come back down to earth after a nine hour stand off with police.

Officers were called to a house in Sutton Road last night after receiving a report of an alleged assault.

Before the police arrived the suspect had fled, but he later reappeared.

The man evaded officers a second time by clambering onto nearby rooves where he remained until this afternoon.

Witnesses described being woken in the early hours of the morning reporting that a police helicopter was circling the scene with police and fire engines in attendance.

According to a police spokesman the man came down and has been detained under the Mental Health Act.