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Naked Man Going From Roof To Roof After Shooting As Police Try To Capture Him

A naked man went to a rooftop in Northwest D.C. and began shooting and exposing himself.

DC police reacted to a call for a “man with a gun” but when they arrived on Wednesday afternoon, September 7, it turned into a barricade situation.

When officers got to the scene, they found the man naked walking from roof to roof at Georgia Avenue near Jefferson Street in the Brightwood Park neighborhood.

He also walked across power lines, which had been turned off by crews to avoid electrocution of the man.

At some point, the man ran back into the house and put on clothes.

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Eye witnesses saw the man break a window of one of the homes, and throwing what appeared to be broken pieces of glass at the officers below.

The owner of that home, who asked to remain anonymous, told 7News she is still processing what happened.

“He picked my house to break into. He came in from the kitchen, and went upstairs and opened the window some kind of way, and got to the roof of my porch. So he’s been jumping up and down, breaking windows,” the homeowner complained.

Authorities say it is an adult male going through mental health crisis. 

By 5 p.m., authorities notified the public that they had recovered a firearm from the scene and that there was no longer an active threat.