By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police believe a man arrested on the weekend was high on methamphetamine when he stood on a lofty perch and hurled chimney bricks at officers below.
Police say the man was agitated and acting erratically when they tried to talk him down from the roof of a central-area building Sunday morning.
They say after tossing bricks, he jumped onto a neighbouring building where he yelled, screamed and threw rocks at vehicles, apartment windows and emergency crews before his arrest.
He remains in custody after being treated at hospital for minor injuries.
No one else was hurt, but two vehicles were damaged, three windows were broken and several bricks were pulled out of the chimney.
Christopher Robert Baron, a 40-year-old Winnipeg resident, is facing charges that include six counts of assaulting peace officers.