18 levels of City Road apartments evacuated after a man’s bizarre fire hydrant spree
Image: Caili Christian / Twitter
A man is in custody after allegedly flooding 18 levels of a Southbank apartment building.
The man allegedly turned on all fire hydrants from levels 1 to 18 of the high-rise on City Road.
It causes the building to flood and prompted 120 residents to evacuate about 9.30pm.
— Caili Christian (@cailichris) May 27, 2018
MFB crews were able to turn off the hydrants before police found the alleged culprit, a 27-year-old man, hiding inside a room.
The scene was deemed safe about 10.20am.
However a man, 47, was injured while working on one of the damaged hydrants about 4.30am today.