Owen Sound Police Talk Man With Hatchet Off Roof

Owen Sound police talked a man with a hatchet off of a downtown rooftop yesterday.

Police responded to a report of a man threatening and swinging a hatchet causing another man to lock himself in his home and call 911.

The suspect left the scene in a car. A police officer stopped the vehicle downtown and the suspect fled and climbed to the rooftops of several downtown businesses on Second Ave. E.

After several hours of negotiation, the 26-year-old Owen Sound man was eventually talked down off the rooftop. He was taken to the Grey Bruce Health Services by ambulance with what appeared to be minor injuries caused by running and jumping from the rooftops.