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ROXBURY, Massachusetts (WHDH) --Five men are facing drug and gun charges following a wild roof top chase in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

It started with a call that came in as an assault. When officers arrived, they surrounded the house and heard commotion inside.

"We heard a good amount of footsteps running away from that front door towards the rear of the apartment. We had almost instant silence. We kept knocking on the door trying to make our presence, let them know if they don't open that we're going to break the door down if someone was held in there against their will," said Officer Eliso Marrer of the Boston Police Department.

Moments later Officer Michael Holden saw three of the suspects running.

"I proceeded to chase them up three flights of stairs, ending up on the roof. The three individuals continued on the roof. They made their way towards the front of the building and then hopped from that building to the next building which was back at 580," said Officer Holden.

He then had to make a decision.

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