A man has been taken into custody following a standoff at Mayfield which lasted almost 10 hours.

Listener Peta, who lives nearby, has told 2NUR-FM News the man fell from the roof sometime before 10am on Friday after climbing up and refusing to come down.

It’s believed the man may have been under the influence of drugs.

The 25-year-old has been taken to Newcastle Police Station where inquiries will continue.


Negotiators have been called to assist with a Police operation at Mayfield.

It’s believed officers were called to a unit block on Maitland Road near Fitzroy Street just after 12.30am on Friday to a Concern For Welfare.

2NUR-FM News understands a man is holed up on the roof of the building.

Newcastle Fire Command says they sent an aerial appliance to assist but the vehicle could not fit down the drive.

Officers for the Tactical Response Group, Police Rescue, Highway Patrol and General Duties officers are at the scene.