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Man in crisis talked down from rooftop in Vernon

Police arrested then released a man in Vernon who was in distress on the roof of a building Sunday night.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called around 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with reports a distraught man had climbed to the top of a building in the 2100 block of 32 Avenue.

“A member of the public told responding frontline officers that the person was possibly under the influence of drugs or suffering from some type of mental health emergency,” stated an RCMP news release.

RCMP said officers were able to gain access to the roof and, once they started talking with the man, determined he was in a “state of crisis.”

“The attending officers did a tremendous job de-escalating the situation and the event was successfully concluded with the person being taken into custody without incident,” the news release states.

The man has since been released without charges.

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