A man remains in Lithgow Hospital undergoing a mental health assessment after an incident at Lithgow railway station on Saturday, March 16.
Police were called to Lithgow train station at 1.25am in response to reports a 39-year-old man had climbed onto the roof of the interchange building and refused to come down.
According to police, the man damaged the roof of the railway station and hurled objects at police.
Police negotiations continued for 13.5 hours until he finally agreed to come down around 2.55pm.
Throughout negotiations, train service to Lithgow was suspended. Coaches ran in their place.
The man was taken into custody and taken to Lithgow Hospital for a mental health assessment.
Police inquiries are continuing into the incident.
- If you need support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit the website www.lifeline.org.au.
A delay warning from Transport NSW has stated buses have replaced trains between Lithgow and Mount Victoria station in both directions since around 9am, Saturday March 16.
The warning comes after a person was threatening to self-harm at the Lithgow Station.
People are advised to listen to announcements, check indicator boards and allow extra travel time.
Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association advises emergency services are still on scene and Railway Avenue is closed.
More to come.
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