Man Arrested After Five-Hour Siege

There were dramatic scenes in Golden Bay on Friday afternoon with police arresting a man following a five-hour stand-off.

Officers were called to the Crystaluna Drive property about 8.30am to investigate reports of a man threatening to burn the house down.

A police negotiator tried three times to resolve the situation peacefully, but the man would not surrender.

At the peak of the drama the man threw household items off the second-storey balcony, before climbing onto the roof with a knife.

Officers from the Tactical Response Group finally stormed the property, with the man arrested by police outside following a struggle.

At this stage it is not clear what was behind the man’s behaviour.

He has been taken to Mandurah police station where charges are likely to be laid.Investigations are continuing.