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A man is refusing to come down from the roof of a house after being confronted by a group of men.

Police, ambulance and fire crews are at the scene in Ripon Street in Halifax after being called just before noon.

It is understood the man was confronted at the house and fled to the roof.

Police confirmed they were called at 11.57am.

The street is currently cordoned off and a large crowd has gathered at the scene.

The man is sat on top of a sky light on the row of terraced houses.

We will bring you latest updates from the scene.

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Police statement

Police were called today (15 June) to reports of a man on a roof on Ripon Street in Halifax.

Emergency services attended.

Force Negotiators also attended and the male was brought down safely from the building.

A police cordon was put in place, whilst the incident was brought to a safe conclusion.

A 30-year-old man was detained under the mental health act by police.

"long haul"

Reporter Robert says the emergency services are prepared for a long wait...

Reporter Robert live at the scene

Man "chipping away" on the roof

Reporter at the scene

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the house where a man has climbed onto the roof after being confronted by a group of people