Two teens were talked down by police negotiators and arrested after climbing on the roof of a building at the University of Lincoln.
Officers were called to reports of a burglary at 10.26pm on Monday, June 22. A police drone was used in a search before officers arrested two 17-year-old males for going on private property.
Report of a burglary in progress @unilincoln last night. #Lincoln operator PC Pearson found two suspects on the roof. @LincsFireRescue platform with police negotiators used to safely bring them down to waiting officers. Two in custody. #DronesForGood #PolicingWithPRIDE pic.twitter.com/x4D33ijH9o
— Lincolnshire Police Drones (@lincsCOPter) June 23, 2020
Lincoln drone operator PC Pearson scanned the building and spotted two heat signatures crouching down on the roof.
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue assisted police by using their aerial ladder, which negotiators climbed up to question the teens who handed themselves over to police. The pair have since been released.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We received a report of two youths on the roof of the university. We attended and arrested two 17-year-old men. They have been released without any further action.”