A man who threw concrete blocks Thursday afternoon from a Pico Boulevard rooftop is in custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of alleged methamphetamine.
One of the blocks smashed at least one moving car's window before the man, identified as 35-year-old Joseph Michael Duhon, jumped down from the roof at 2011 Pico Blvd., according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
Police say Duhon was on the roof for about 30 minutes acting "irrational" and "unresponsive" to an officer on scene. Crisis negotiators were called to assist.
Afterward, Duhon jumped from the 20-foot tall building. He was hospitalized, but found to not have "any significant injuries," police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. He was "found to be in possession of [alleged] methamphetamine and a fixed blade knife."
Lewis said Duhon, identified as homeless, was visiting a friend at the apartment complex, but did not live there.
A parolee, Duhon was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, throwing a substance at a vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, being a parolee in possession of a weapon, being under the influence of a controlled substance, obstructing, resisting police officers and parole violation.