Officers laid mattresses on the ground in case he fell.
Just after 3:30 p.m., the man voluntarily came down with officers in a ladder truck.
“There was no justification for using any type of lethal force. He wasn’t creating any danger to anyone but himself,” Garrison said. “And we decided instead of using a less lethal force option, which would be something along the lines of a taser or bean bag rounds ... since it was so cold outside we decided to wait him out.”
The man told officers he had taken drugs, Garrison said. Police are considering citations for inducing panic and vandalism. The man broke a window and tore down a satellite dish.
About 50 bystanders at one point were at the scene, and at least 15 Dayton police officers and Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies responded.