WINNIPEG - A 40-year-old man, believed to be on Meth, was responsible for a seven hour stand-off with police in Winnipeg.
Monday morning, at approximately 8:40AM, police arrived a building in the 600 block of William Avenue because a man was on the roof throwing bricks onto the street.
Police tried to speak with the man, who was visibly agitated, acting erratically, and at times throwing bricks at officers. It is believed the man had consumed methamphetamine prior to this incident.
Due to the man's state and concerns surrounding his health, Crisis Negotiators, Tactical Team members, and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service were called to assist.
During seven-hour stand-off with police, the man continued to exhibit erratic behaviour, throwing bricks from a chimney at first responders on the ground. At one point, the man jumped onto the roof of a neighboring building where he continued to yell, scream and throw rocks at vehicles, apartment windows and emergency responders on the street.
Tactical Team members were able to make contact with the man at around 3:20PM and safely remove him from the rooftop. He was taken to hospital, treated for minor injuries and later released.
During the ordeal, six officers and three members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service narrowly missed being struck by bricks and rocks. Two vehicles sustained significant damage. Three residential windows were broken and numerous bricks were removed from a chimney.
Police arrested Christopher Robert Baron, a 40-year-old man from Winnipeg, and charged him with:
- Assault Peace Officers X6
- Assault with a Weapon X3
- Mischief Under X6