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Man Reported As Burglary Suspect Talked Down From Venice Rooftop

VENICE ( — A man who climbed rooftops and balconies at a Venice apartment complex surrendered following hours of negotiations, police said Monday.

The incident began about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when a man believed to be a burglary suspect was noticed in the apartment complex near Washington Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles police Lt. Joseph Sanchez said. A police helicopter illuminated the area.

Police began talking to the man when he was on a third-floor balcony, Sanchez said. He finally came down at about 11:30 p.m. and was taken to a facility to be given a mental health evaluation, he said.

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