Rooftop stand- off shuts Ayr street

Ayrshire Post - - Special Report -

a des­per­ate man was coaxed off a roof on Fri­day after an as­ton­ish­ing stand- off.

Queens ter­race in ayr was sealed off as the dis­tressed man, aged 55, leapt about the roof of the former cra­gal­lan bed and break­fast.

He had clam­bered on to the slates via a dormer win­dow, mov­ing from the back of the roof to the front.

on­look­ers feared he could plunge 25 feet to the pave­ment.

around a dozen po­lice of­fi­cers helped con­tain the sit­u­a­tion.

both ends of Queens ter­race were sealed off, leav­ing guests from the nu­mer­ous b& bs un­able to come and go.

at one stage the man, dressed in a blue gilet, sat on the very edge of the front face and it was feared he would fall.

He then sat slumped on the apex of the roof.

spe­cial­ist po­lice ne­go­tia­tors were brought in to calm him down and he even­tu­ally agreed to come off the roof.

the op­er­a­tion lasted two- and- a- half hours.

chief in­spec­tor Derek Frew said there was no ar­rest.

He said: “We played a sup­port­ive role to the in­di­vid­ual and the sit­u­a­tion was brought un­der con­trol.”

Dan­ger The man agreed to come down

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