Salisbury Police said a man wearing a kilt climbed onto a store building roof with a hatchet, gun and knives early Thursday in the city’s downtown.
Police said 43-year-old Brian Timothy Allen had been drinking and threatened to shoot people before he climbed onto the roof of a building in the 100 block of East Innes Street at about 3:15 a.m., Observer news partner WBTV reported. The building houses a nail salon and a vacuum cleaner store.
“He had a knife hanging from a necklace, Kevlar rope wrapped around his wrist and a tan, army-style baseball hat,” Salisbury Police Capt. Melonie Thompson told the station. “In total he had three knives, smaller knives. He also had a hatchet...and he had a gun in a shoulder holster.”
An officer who got onto the roof said Allen was “rolling around” near an air-conditioning unit, WBTV reported. The fire department used a bucket truck to get Allen down.
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Police cited Allen for carrying a concealed weapon after consuming alcohol, according to the station, and said he could face more charges.
“He was very cooperative the whole time he was with us,” Thompson said at a news conference. “ Whenever he was with us, he was very pleasant.”
“We take every gun call with the utmost seriousness. I don’t care what it is, until we see that there is no perceived threat we take it very serious," Thompson said.