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Man in custody after house fire and siege – Oakhurst

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.

Inquiries continue.

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

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