A Melbourne street was in lockdown for several hours on Monday, as police officers surrounded a man who was standing on the roof of his house, armed with a kitchen knife.
The man suffered minor cuts and bruises, which were self-inflicted, police said.
He came down from the roof of the property in Beswick Street, Clayton South, just before 10pm on Monday.
Paramedics took him to hospital for treatment.
Police negotiators and emergency services officers had been at the property for nearly eight hours, as the man stood on the roof of his house and made threats to harm himself.
At one point, the man took off all his clothes and was walking around on the roof naked. As night fell, he put on a flannelette shirt.
“While the man is armed, he is not threatening towards police, more so himself,” a police spokesman said.
Beswick Street was closed to traffic.
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