A man has been arrested after scaling scaffolding behind Brighton Town Hall and hurling objects and threatening to jump during a two-hour stand-off.
Sussex Police said: “Shortly after 4.15pm on Saturday (29 October) police were called to Bartholomew Square, Brighton, where a man had climbed onto scaffolding at the rear of the town hall.
“Officers cordoned off the area to minimise danger to onlookers as the man, who was in a distressed state, hurled objects to the ground and made threats to harm himself.
“After securing the area and with the assistance of firefighters, a trained police negotiator began talking with the man after he moved from the scaffolding and onto a balcony.
“The incident concluded at around 6.30pm with no one having been injured.
“A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and causing criminal damage.”