Home Invasion Suspect in Custody After Barricading Himself in Fremont Rooftop

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A home invasion suspect is in custody Friday after barricading himself for hours on top of a five-story building under construction in Fremont's Warm Springs neighborhood.

Police around 10:30 a.m. surrounded the area of Warm Springs Boulevard and Brown Road and began negotiating with the suspect, who during the standoff threw construction materials down toward officers.

"The suspect confronted the homeowner and then ran out of the house," said Geneva Bosques, Fremont police spokesperson.

Police said the female victim in the home invasion robbery was assaulted by the suspect.

"She's okay and did not require medical treatment, but she's shaken," Fremont police said in a tweet. "We had several witnesses who quickly called and a detective saw him enter the building under construction."

The suspect was believed to be armed. Police used a drone to drop off a cell phone on the roof so negotiators can talk to the suspect.

Aerial footage from NBC Bay Area's SkyRanger showed the suspect on top of the building wearing what appeared to be a white hard hat and spray painting portions of the rooftop.

At 5:33 p.m., Fremont police said in a tweet that the man was ready to comply and, "was just safely taken into custody."

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