North Yorkshire Police have issued an update on the incident which saw part of a York street sealed off for several hours yesterday (Monday).
As YorkMix reported, a stretch of Windsor Garth was cordoned off by armed police.
Residents were kept away from their homes as negotiators talked to a man in a flat on the street, after reports he had been brandishing a knife.
Today, North Yorkshire Police said they were called out just before 11am to reports that a man was in possession of a knife on nearby Gale Lane.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Our officers immediately attended the area to search for the man and located him at a property on Windsor Garth.
“He then proceeded to make threats towards officers, and a firearms support unit and police negotiator were used to help safely resolve the situation.”
A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and affray. He currently remains in police custody.
The police spokesperson added:
We would like to stress that we are treating this as an isolated incident and don’t believe there is any wider risk to the community.
High visibility patrols will be taking place in the area today as a way of us reassuring members of the public.
We would encourage any members of the public who are concerned about the incident to speak to the officers on patrol.
Police thanked people for their patience while they worked to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.