Naked man in armed Aussie stand-off

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SYD­NEY: An armed man wear­ing noth­ing but a hol­ster and stand­ing on top of a bill­board brought an Aus­tralian city to a stand­still dur­ing a lengthy al­ter­ca­tion with po­lice.

The shaven-headed man, bran­dish­ing a small pis­tol, drew a tac­ti­cal re­sponse team, a po­lice heli­copter, a fire truck, am­bu­lances and crowds of on­look­ers as au­thor­i­ties shut down part of cen­tral Perth, in Western Aus­tralia, on Satur­day.

“He’s just rant­ing and rav­ing at this stage, noth­ing that’s re­ally mak­ing a great deal of sense,” In­spec­tor Neil Blair said at the scene.

“It’s not the ac­tions of a ra­tio­nal per­son to be up there naked in the mid­dle of Perth with what ap­pears to be a hand­gun.”

The man, who ap­peared on the bill­board around lunchtime, fi­nally put down his weapon and sur­ren­dered to po­lice in the early evening. — AFP Three-year-old Atithi KC sing­ing as her fa­ther, Ud­dhab KC, looks on dur­ing the re­lease of her first solo mu­sic al­bum “Atithi” in Kath­mandu yes­ter­day. Atithi is ap­ply­ing to the Gui­ness Book of World Records as the youngest singer to have an al­bum re­leased, ac­cord­ing to the Nepal Tourism Board. — Reuters

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