Man arrested after eight-hour siege in Sydney

Police have arrested a man following an eight-hour long siege in Sydney’s inner west on Sunday.

Officers were called to a home on Church Street, following reports a man was inside the premises at around 9.15am.

It’s understood he refused to come out of the building when they arrived.


He then climbed on to the roof started to throw roof tiles and other material at police, damaging a number of vehicles and neighbouring properties.

A significant number of police resources were called to the location including general duties, criminal investigation, proactive crime team, rescue unit, dog unit and negotiators.

Negotiators were finally able to talk the man down off the roof around 5pm and he was arrested.

The 38-year-old man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred for assessment.

He has since been charged with six counts of destroy or damage property, enter inclosed lands, and breach of bail.

The man was refused bail to appear before Newtown Local Court today.