CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who shoved police and ran from officers questioning him about a stolen vehicle fled onto a Lakeview neighborhood roof, and threatened to jump before authorities convinced him to come down.
The incident started about 8 p.m. in the 800 block of West Addison Street when police officers saw a vehicle in a parking lot that had been reported stolen, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.READ MORE: BREAKING: Police Respond To Report Of Shots Fired In River Oaks Center Mall In Calumet City
As they approached a 21-year-old man to question him, he shoved an officer and ran, Alfaro said.
The man somehow made it onto a nearby rooftop, where he threatened to jump, authorities said.READ MORE: Off-Duty CPD Officer Jose Castro Killed In High Speed Crash In Arlington Heights
A SWAT team was called to the scene, and the man was talked into coming down sometime before 10 p.m., officials said. He was not injured.
He is in police custody and charges are pending, Alfaro said.MORE NEWS: 11-Year-Old Charged In Beating, Carjacking Is Part Of Trend Of Children Carjacking With Adults
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