Chris Atack

Would-Be Jumper On Hampton Inn Roof

Downtown traffic was shut down Tuesday afternoon after a man climbed to the roof of the Hampton Inn in Carrboro and threatened to jump. Carrboro police arrived on scene around 3:00 p.m., initially in response to a report of a “suspicious person” – only to find the man on the roof. Police closed East Main, West Franklin, and West Rosemary Streets between Roberson and Merritt Mill in order to address the situation; as of 7:25 p.m., the situation was still ongoing. Chapel Hill police officers were on the scene as well, along with the Carrboro Fire Department and Orange...

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