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A man who climbed onto the roof of a building in Brooklyn was arrested on 5 May by the New York Police Department. Neighbours initially reported hearing gunfire and police first thought the man went up to the roof of Bedford Avenue and Avenue Y carrying a rifle. However, the man didn’t have a firearm, meaning he was arrested due to the threat posed by his actions. The reason behind the man’s behaviour is unknown. Businesses and residents were warned to evacuate and roads were temporarily closed. It is unclear if the man will face charges.
the neighbors got scared and called the police
Early on Friday morning, May 5, a man climbed onto the roof of a building in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He was initially thought to have fired several shots, but it was later revealed that he did not have a firearm. This writes CBS News.
Police initially said the shots rang out around 5:30 am, with concerned neighbors claiming they heard gunfire.
Police said the arrested man was shouting something in Russian from a rooftop and was carrying what appeared to be a rifle when police arrived at the building at Bedford Avenue and Avenue Y in Sheepshead Bay.
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“They took the guy out. The police told him in Russian: “Raise your hands!” I heard some shots, but I don’t know who fired,” said neighbor Mushykh Kikirov, whose mother owns a kindergarten across the street.
Some residents were told to evacuate. Others said they were awakened by the police knocking on their door and asking for access to their rooftops.
“No one understood what was happening,” lamented a neighbor who couldn’t go to work because she was told to stay where she was.
Another neighbor decided to leave his son at home when he saw the warning tape and closed streets.
It is not yet known if any charges will be brought against the man.
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