Man arrested after hurling objects from scaffolding in two-hour stand-off at Brighton Town Hall

Posted On 30 Oct 2016 at 2:20 pm

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.”

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