The Barbados Police Service (TBPS) is conducting investigations into an incident which occurred at Deacons Road, Saint Michael on Saturday.
Police Officers from the Black Rock Station were on mobile patrol this morning about 9:50 a.m. when they responded to Deacons Road, Saint Michael where a man was seen at the top of the roof of a shop at that location along the main road.
After the officers disembarked their vehicle and made their enquiries, they requested additional assistance from the Operations Control Centre in an effort to coax this man down from the roof. By this time, however, he had climbed from the roof onto a nearby tamarind tree.
Personnel from the Barbados Fire Service under the command of Leading Fire Officer Browne responded as well as personnel from the Barbados Light & Power who assisted by turning off the electricity in the immediate area. Personnel from the Ambulance Service also responded.
Further investigations revealed that he is Sharaz Patel 35 years of no fixed place of abode. He was eventually rescued from the tree, as a result of the collaborative efforts of emergency personnel and residents of the area and later transported to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment. (PR)