The Siege With The Man On The Roof Has Ended

Taken in for questioning

The Siege With The Man On The Roof Has Ended

A 27-year-old man wanted over a triple-stabbing and two armed robberies is in police custody following the end of a 17-hour siege.

The man came down from the roof of a Newcastle apartment block just before 5am on Wednesday.

He had been perched on top of the Tighes Hill complex since midday on Tuesday.

He was checked over by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he will be interviewed by detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.

He is accused of stabbing three men at a northern Sydney gym on Monday night, driving off in a stolen car and committing two armed robberies at service stations.

It's alleged the car belonged to Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver.

No charges have been laid.

Earlier on Triple M

A Newcastle street has been blocked off with a stand-off between NSW Police and a man wanted over a triple stabbing at a Sydney gym and the subsequent armed robbery of two service stations.

A police operation is underway in Tighes Hill in Newcastle's northwest, police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

Three men are in hospital after they were stabbed at the fitness centre in Sydney's Brookvale about 8pm on Monday night, with the attacker then driving away in a stolen vehicle before allegedly robbing two service stations in Newcastle.

Police have advised the public to stay away from the area.

A man being hunted over a triple stabbing at a Sydney gym is also wanted for the armed robbery of two service stations.

Three men are in hospital after the stabbing at the fitness centre in Brookvale around 8pm on Monday night.

NSW Police say the attacker drove away in a stolen vehicle and then carried out two armed robberies of service stations in Newcastle.

The first occurred at Sandgate about an hour and a half after the gym stabbing when a man threatening a female worker with a knife.

Fifteen minutes later the same man went into another service station in Sandgate, picked up two chocolate bars and again threatened a worker.

In both cases cash was stolen.

"Officers responding to the armed robbery saw the stolen vehicle leaving the service station and pursued, however it managed to evade police," NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The man's description matches that from the stabbing at Brookvale, police said.

He's believed to be driving a black BMW with the NSW number plate DKK 39Q.

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