Man arrested after throwing concrete blocks off of 3-storey building

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An Oshawa man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act after throwing concrete blocks of a building in downtown Oshawa.

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at approximately 11 p.m., Central East Division officers were called to the GO Terminal on Bond Street in downtown Oshawa. A male was seen on the rooftop of the three-storey structure, throwing concrete blocks onto the sidewalk on Bond Street.

With the help of an Oshawa Fire Department ladder, officers climbed to the top and located a male sleeping in a ventilation shaft on the roof above the GO station. When the male awoke, he said he was going to jump and pushed past the officers. He was tackled on his way to the edge and apprehended under the Mental Health Act. The 48-year-old Oshawa man was taken to hospital for an assessment.

No injuries were reported.