Police carrying shields and armed with guns negotiated from the street with the man at a second storey window as he threw fruit at them.
It was not known what caused the incident, but police were called to the restaurant after reports that a man clutching a knife and fork was arguing with staff.
The man charged at police with a meat cleaver before they tried to subdue him with capsicum spray.
He fled into the restaurant and barricaded himself inside.
Not religiously motivated
Two hours later, the standoff had ended, and the man was in custody. Police said the incident was not politically or religiously motivated, and they referred to it as a case of mental problems. The police spokesman said that no officers were injured in the stand off.
Some on Twitter were upset that the police ruled it wasn’t religiously motivated. But let’s face it, wackos in any version are still wackos. The “messiah of Islam,” eh? He flunked that role by using the meat cleaver only on the window. Just sayin’.