A local man was arrested by the National Police last Saturday after reportedly stabbing his mother at a property on Calle Bermeja in Marbella.
The 30-year-old man is reported to have bipolar disorder and had consumed drugs not long before the incident took place. He is also said to be a regular drug user.
His mother rang the police after reportedly sustaining injuries to her neck, arms and back - none of which were considered serious.
The police detained the man on the rooftop after he threatened to throw himself off the top of the building. An officer managed to catch him by the hand before he fell.