Naked man in armed Aussie stand-off
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