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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they arrested a suspected burglar after a rooftop standoff that lasted three hours.

Police say the man was armed with a knife and threw roof tiles at officers to keep them away.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon says officers encountered the man as they were responding to a domestic disturbance call just before midnight Wednesday.

He says the man broke into a residence, took a knife and climbed onto the roof of a home.

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Police were able to arrest the man early Thursday.

Gordon says the man was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

An officer was injured while chasing the man before he climbed the roof.