It all began Wednesday afternoon on the roof of the 145th Street home in the Brookville section.
The man has now climbed into an adjacent tree, where he spent the night.
Police are there, apparently waiting him out, with the streets closed since Wednesday.
“They tried to get him out but I guess he says he wants to stay up there,” a neighbor said.
The man’s mother called police at around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, claiming he was threatening her.
That’s when he took off to the rooftop and later the tree.
“Let some of the friends he plays with coax him down, but they say no, and they are going there and just aggravating him more,” another neighbor said.
Police say the man was already wanted for punching a 50-year-old woman who was in a car with him on September 30 in Queens.
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