Tense Standoff in Niagara Falls: Photo Gallery Included

May 5, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

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May 5, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - Niagara Falls Police SWAT Team members were called to a home on 7th Street in Niagara Falls Saturday morning after a man barricaded himself on the roof of the building.

According to police on scene, the man was wanted in connection with a stabbing incident that happened earlier in the day, and when police arrived, he retreated to the rooftop.

The stand-off lasted for several hours, with the man at times sitting on the edge of the roof with his feet hanging off.

On several occasions, the suspected balanced along the peak of the roof, walking back-and-forth and tossing items to the ground.

At one point the man slipped and stumbled, nearly falling three-stories to the ground.

Police were eventually able to talk the man down and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster was on scene and said he was extremely proud of how rescue crews and police officials handled the tense stand-off.

"There were a lot of things that could have gone wrong here today that didn't because of the professionalism of the Niagara Falls Police Force and I am just very, very proud to be Mayor of a city that has such a great force," said the mayor.

Police have not released the suspects name or condition at this time.