Advertisement

Police, firefighters intervene after Saskatoon man spends more than 3 hours running on rooftops

Click to play video: 'Saskatoon man spends over 3 hours running on rooftops' Saskatoon man spends over 3 hours running on rooftops
WATCH: On Friday evening, a 34-year-old man ran across two townhouse building rooftops for over three hours before being brought down by the Saskatoon Fire Department – Jul 11, 2020

On Friday evening a 34-year-old man ran across two townhouse building rooftops for over three hours before being brought down by the Saskatoon Fire Department in their aerial bucket.

The incident occurred in the 900 block of Stensrud Road in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood.

Read more: Man arrested after allegedly climbing onto crane with parachute in downtown Toronto

Police were called to the scene around 6:00 p.m. after neighbours heard the banging on their roofs as the man sprinted between neighbouring townhouses, leaping between the gap.

SPS crisis negotiators attempted to convince the man to come down, with one officer climbing up to the first storey of the townhouse using a ladder.

Read more: The top of the world: Edmonton heart attack survivor aims to climb Everest

Story continues below advertisement

Firefighters managed to extend their aerial bucket up to the roof and talk to the man briefly, before he ran off to the other side of the roof.

Their verbal exchange lasted another two hours before the man finally climbed into the bucket after 9:00 p.m.

He was then transported to hospital to be examined.

Neighbours told Global News that this wasn’t his first roof-running excursion, as the man had pulled the same stunt less than two weeks ago.

Sponsored content