The man is now facing several charges.
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A 50-year-old London man is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a women's home, assaulting her with a bat and later fleeing from police onto a roof while holding a knife.
On July 27, the man broke into the residence of a woman that was "known to him" at around 6 p.m., according to London Police. The suspect allegedly threatened and assaulted the victim with a baseball bat and a closed fist, leaving her with minor injuries.
According to a London Police press release, he left the scene in a vehicle and was later found by officers at a residence on Beattie Avenue.
He then climbed onto the roof of the house while holding a knife and "officers attempted to negotiate with the male for many hours," until he fell off of the roof and was arrested at approximately 11:15 p.m.
The man did sustain some minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The accused was set to appear in court on July 28 and is facing charges such as:
- Break enter and commit assault;
- Criminal harassment by watching and besetting;
- Harassing telecommunication;
- Uttering threats/death or bodily harm;
- Assault with a weapon;
- Assault by suffocation;
- Two counts of fail to comply with release order; and
- Six counts of fail to comply with undertaking.