A man is in custody following a house fire and siege in Sydney’s west.
Just before 11.45pm (Tuesday 6 February 2018), police were called to a home on Cook Road at Oakhurst, following reports a man had barricaded himself in a room.
Shortly after, smoke was seen coming from the room and family members evacuated.
Officers from Mount Druitt Local Area Command attended.
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.
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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.
Source: NSW Police