Man comes down from tree in Queens after 2 days
NEW YORK - A bizarre standoff that went on for more than two days in Queens has ended.
A man wanted in connection with an assault case finally came down from a tree outside of his home on Friday evening.
The 44-year-old man jumped off the tree and onto the roof of his house. Then he went inside through a window.
It all started early Wednesday afternoon on 145th Street in the Brookville section. Cops were called to the home after his mother claimed he threatened her. When officers arrived, the man first climbed onto the roof of the home.
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After officers tried to talk him off of the roof, he moved to a nearby tree and climbed dozens of feet above the ground, police said. He threatened to jump if cops tried to get him down, police said.
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So the man stayed there and slept in the tree Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The man has a warrant for his arrest after he allegedly punched another woman last month, police said. He hasn't been formally charged yet.
Police said he was sent to a hospital for observation.