Pictures: Man talked down from Portsmouth building after police stand-off

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A MAN who threatened to jump from a second-floor window of a building in Portsmouth was safely talked down after a two-hour stand-off with police.

Officers attended the incident in Commercial Road at 7.30pm last night after receiving a call about the distressed male dangling from a window.

When police arrived, the male started hurling bottles and then a computer screen down to the street below.

Officers armed with shields cordoned the road and urged the public to stay back while specialist police negotiators calmed the man down.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘He was threatening to harm himself by jumping out the window. One or two things were thrown by him. However, no-one was hurt.’

The male was taken to custody, unharmed, and given specialist support from mental health professionals.

Police cordon off part of Commercial Road after a man threatened to jump from a window Picture: Jason Kay

Police cordon off part of Commercial Road after a man threatened to jump from a window Picture: Jason Kay