Police arrest armed man on church rooftop

Austin police arrested an armed man on the roof of the Congress Avenue Baptist Church just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Officers were called to the church at 1511 S. Congress Avenue at 7:24 p.m. The man, who had a handgun, then threatened an officer who ascended to the roof, according to police officials.

Police apprehended the man with no reported injuries, officials said. Police said the man was a parolee with a record of burglary and drug possession.


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