Phoenix police arrest man who allegedly assaulted mother, fled to roof

Phoenix police arrested a man suspected of assaulting his mother and fleeing onto the roof of a nearby home Monday morning.

PHOENIX - Phoenix police arrested a man early Monday morning who allegedly assaulted his mother before jumping on the roof of a neighbor's house to flee from police.

Officers took the man into custody after he used a ladder to climb on the roof of a neighbor's home in the 4000 block of N 87th Avenue. Officers reported the man had a knife. 

Police said the suspect appeared to be impaired by drugs.

There is no word on his mother's condition.

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