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Man holes up in tree for more than four hours after fleeing from Regina police
A man climbs down from a tree after spending more than four hours avoiding police in North Central Regina. (TAYLOR RATTRAY/CTV REGINA)
Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:46PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:19PM CST
A man has come down from a tree after a standoff with police that lasted more than four hours.
Police say plainclothes officers were following a man who is a suspect in a stolen auto case. The suspect was initially in a vehicle and then on a bicycle.
The man went to the 700 block of Garnet Street, where police say he climbed a tree after he realized officers were following him.
He climbed up the tree around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
The man smoked a cigarette while he was holed up in the tree, and was later seen wielding a small branch as he shouted profanities at police.
Officers set up a perimeter in the area, and fire and EMS crews were also on scene.
The man finally came down from the tree at about 4:15 p.m.