A 48-year-old man evaded Police for four hours on Monday night after being spotted on the rooftops of Elmside in Exeter.
The Exeter man was seen on the roof of a building at 10:20pm in the student area and was later brought to safety at 03:55am.
In excess of 12 Police officers attended, supported by a police negotiators team, the Fire Service and the Ambulance service.
Following four hours of negotiation the man was eventually brought safely to ground by negotiators and fire service personnel using a Hoist without injury to either officers or suspect.
He was then arrested for causing criminal damage to the roof.