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Man arrested after bizarre standoff on hotel roof

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A bizarre standoff that unfolded on the roof of a Hazel Dell hotel ended peacefully Saturday evening.

Deputies arrested 41-year-old Angel Torres-Reyna for arson after he allegedly torched his second-floor room at the Quality Inn on Highway 99 around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

When firefighters arrived, they found Torres-Reyna on the roof and thought he needed assistance.

Firefighters raised two ladders to the roof, but Torres-Reyna kicked them away.

Clark County Sheriff's deputies began to negotiate with Torres-Reyna, who refused to cooperate with negotiators and threatened deputies.

Torres-Reyna eventually got down off the roof around 8 p.m. and was placed under arrest.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other hotel rooms.

Investigators said The Red Cross provided the hotel room for Torres-Reyna on Thursday after he was displaced by another fire at his apartment complex.

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