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Police dealt with an incident in Regent St Llangollen where a man gained access to a roof and appeared to throw slates and damage windows.

UPDATE 7:45pm Llangollen fire crews who attended the scene have said: “We have just returned from an incident in Llangollen. A male on the roof throwing slates and threatening to set the building on fire.”

UPDATE 7:15pm A local resident has told us roads have reopened and police are leaving the scene of the incident.

This has now (7:21pm) been confirmed by North Wales Police, with PCSO David Millington confirming it:

UPDATE 6:30pm: We are told the man has come down off the roof just before 6pm, however the area beneath the roof where items where thrown is still closed off while investigations and clean up takes place. The iconic Castle Street Dee Bridge is open to traffic, however the A5 route into Llan is still not open to traffic as far as we can tell. We have no further update from North Wales Police since the statement at 5pm.

Original story below:
Police were called at 3.43pm following concerns at the way the individual was behaving.

Several people have got in touch to say the man is currently on the roof of a building in Llangollen, with police negotiators below him.

The above picture was posted to our Facebook page credited to Mr G Gaskin and the below image to Mr D B Roberts.
llan man on roof 2 Man On Roof Closes Regent Street In Llangollen

One local resident has said slates have been thrown from the roof to the ground below.

One resident has said they were walking past and narrowly avoided being hit by glass, while another says they saw a hammer like implement being waved and was being used to smash a window.

Below the red circle indicates the location of the incident on a Google Map overlay:
llangollen incident location Man On Roof Closes Regent Street In Llangollen

As well as the police, the fire service are attending the incident.

The road, and surrounding roads have been closed to traffic and pedestrians and is likely to remain closed for some time while police negotiators deal with the situation.

The public and motorists are asked by the police to find alternative routes.

(We are unsure what it is about late April and going on a roof, but is a year and five days since two idiots took to a roof in Wrexham for 29 hours – here was our story on that day, and night)