Police have closed East Main Street in downtown Carrboro as they negotiate with a man on the ledge of the roof of the Hampton Inn.
Police responded to the five-story brick hotel at 370 E. Main St. about 3 p.m. Tuesday.
They have had three trained negotiators at the scene, at times within 15 feet of the man.
“When I left, he was no longer on the ledge, but I don’t know where he is at this point,” Carrboro Police Capt. Chris Atack told reporters at about 5:30 p.m. “He’s gone to the ledge several times and also gotten off the ledge.”
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Police closed East Main Street from Roberson Street to Merritt Mill Road to vehicles and pedestrian traffic but kept the Libba Cotten Bikepath behind the hotel open.
Police don’t think there is a threat to the general public, Atack said.
The Chapel Hill Police Department, the Carrboro Fire Department and Orange County Emergency Services are assisting Carrboro police.
The hotel is located in the same East Main Street shopping center that houses the Cat’s Cradle night club and The ArtsCenter.