Western Sydney House Fire Ends In Rooftop Siege
A man is in custody following a house fire and siege in Sydney’s west overnight.
Just before midnight, police rushed to a home on Cook Road in Oakhurst, following reports a man had barricaded himself in a room.
Shortly after, smoke was seen coming from the room and family members evacuated.
A man armed with a knife was seen on the roof of a neighbouring home. It is alleged the man made a number of threats and threw tiles off the roof.
Police spoke to the man and just before 12.45am (Wednesday 7 February 2018), he was arrested after jumping off the roof.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Nepean Hospital under police guard, where he will undergo an assessment.
The blaze was extinguished, causing moderate damage to a bedroom. No one was injured.