STRANGE SITE: A 31-year-old man made his way to the roof of the Beaurepaires building and threw objects at police before surrendering.
STRANGE SITE: A 31-year-old man made his way to the roof of the Beaurepaires building and threw objects at police before surrendering. Lisa Benoit Rokltheft

Rooftop missile-throwing stand-off man to appear next month

12.15pm: THE man who held a missile-throwing standoff with Rockhampton police from the rooftop of a tyre business has been remanded in custody.

Joel Thompson faced Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning over Saturday morning's bizzare events.

He is set to appear again next month to face 14 charges.

6am: A MAN will face Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning on multiple charges after a bizarre missile-throwing stand-off with police in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is alleged the man broke into Beaurepaires in Musgrave St, North Rockhampton about 3am Saturday and ransacked the premises before the alarm was raised.

Police will allege the man then retreated to the rooftop of the tyre business and then proceeded to throw glass and bolts at officers.

Rockhampton CIB Detective Sergeant Steve Paskin said the man finally surrendered about 7.30am after lengthy negotiations with police.

The Bulletin understands no-one was injured during the incident.

Police yesterday advised that a 31-year-old man had been charged over the incident.

The man will also face a number of other charges relating to a string of break and enters at other Rockhampton businesses earlier that night.

He is also facing counts connected with previous break and enters in the region.



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