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Man in custody after stand-off with police at Chatswood

A man has been arrested after a police operation on Sydney’s North Shore lasting more than 12 hours.

Shortly before 6:30am (Monday 9 October 2017), emergency services were called to Brown Street, Chatswood, and found a woman – believed to aged in her 30s – deceased.

About 40 minutes later, police saw a man lying on an awning above a 27th-floor balcony.

Police from North Shore Local Area Command began speaking with the man and police negotiators were called to the scene.

About 7.20pm – more than 12 hours after the man was first seen – he was arrested by officers attached to the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit.

The man has been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital as a precaution, and remains there under police guard.

It’s believed he is also aged in his 30s.

An investigation is now underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death; however, police are investigating the likelihood this is a domestic-violence related incident.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via their social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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