Road closed for hours after man threatened to jump off building
Police closed off a Blackpool street for four hours after a man threatened to jump off a block of flats.
The incident happened at Harrowside Heights, on Brixham Place, shortly after 1pm on Saturday.
The man, dressed in jeans and a polo shirt, could be seen sitting on the edge of the roof, talking on a mobile and shouting incoherently.
Police, paramedics and an aerial platform ladder from the fire service were called out, along with a police helicopter.
Officers closed Brixham Place while they negotiated with the man.
He eventually came down safely around 5pm.