Emergency crews in York have spent the night dealing with an incident at York Minster.
A man climbed the scaffolding all the way to the top shortly after 11pm on Tuesday (23 November).
At 1.15am, North Yorkshire Police said: “Please avoid the area around York Minster while we deal with an ongoing incident.
“The priority for us and the other emergency services at the scene is to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.
“We don’t believe there is a threat to wider public safety, however we do ask people to avoid the area to allow us to do our job.
“Thank you for your co-operation.”
Along with police officers, a number of fire and rescue vehicles were called in as well as Yorkshire Ambulance. Access to High Petergate was also restricted.
Later a North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews liaised with police and ambulance crews to establish a rescue plan.
“The male climbed down the scaffolding via the internal ladder of his own accord and was left in the care of police and ambulance crews.”
The incident came to an end shortly after 3am. A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The man was brought down safely by officers and subsequently arrested for criminal damage.”