NT police use cherry picker to arrest man

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Northern Territory police using a cherry picker have arrested a man at a Darwin hotel after he climbed onto a balcony during a five-hour standoff.

The 30-year-old climbed onto a balcony on Thursday after police arrived at the hotel to speak to a woman about an alleged assault.

During the standoff the man climbed from balcony to balcony and refused to cooperate with officers, NT police said on Friday.

He then climbed onto a ledge from where he allegedly threw a can, injuring a police officer.

Police negotiators attempted to coax the man down before Tactical Response Group officers were called in.

They used an NT fire and emergency motorised ladder on a truck to reach the man.

He was charged with depriving a person of personal liberty, aggravated assault, making a threat to kill a person, damaging property, going armed with an offensive weapon, assaulting a member of the police force and resisting lawful apprehension,

The man is expected to appear in Darwin Local Court on Friday.