Man Perched on Apartment Complex Roof During Hawaiian Gardens Standoff - NBC Southern California

Man Perched on Apartment Complex Roof During Hawaiian Gardens Standoff

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    A half-naked man wanted for violating a restraining order refused to come down from a roof of a Hawaiian Gardens apartment complex Monday, March 6, 2017.

    A half-naked man was perched on top of an apartment complex roof for five hours in a standoff with police on Monday evening.

    The man, wearing only a pair of shorts, was pacing back and forth on top of the complex located in the 22000 block of Hawaiian Avenue in Hawaiian Gardens, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's station in Lakewood. 

    The standoff started around 7:45 p.m. The man was wanted for violating a restraining order and was refusing to come down, according to sheriff's deputies.

    Firefighters set up airbags on the ground in case he decided to jump. A rescue team and crisis negotiators removed the man from the roof at around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Mental health care was provided to him, authorities said.

    There were no reported injuries.

    It was not immediately clear if sheriff's officials evacuated the complex. 

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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