Police evacuated a street in York and cordoned it off this afternoon (Monday, 17 April).
Aldborough Way, off Leeman Road, was out of bounds and people were asked to leave their homes.
It was due to “a report of concern for the safety of a man at at a nearby property”.
Police now say: “Thanks to everyone for your patience around Aldborough Way this evening.
“The incident there has now been resolved safely – officers entered a property just before 7pm, and a man is being taken to hospital to receive the treatment he needs.”
Earlier YorkMix reported:
Due to its proximity to the railway line near York Station, all lines were blocked for some time. They have now reopened, but services have been delayed and cancelled.
The incident at Aldborough Way is ongoing.
One woman told David Dunning on YorkMix Radio she had returned home at 4.20pm when she heard a voice saying “Excuse me!”
“It was a police lady – ‘we’re evacuating the street and your neighbours, you can’t go in your house’.
“I said, what’s happening? She said, ‘we just need to evacuate for everybody’s safety’.”
She said there were reports that a man in one house on the street told police he had turned on the gas and threatened to blow himself up.
The nearby St Barnabas Church has been opened for those who have been told to leave their homes.
York police tweeted at 5.04pm: “Ongoing incident in the Leeman Road area.
“We’re asking people to avoid Aldborough Way in York while we deal with an ongoing incident.
“Our officers are at the scene following a report of concern for the safety of a man at at a nearby property.”
Aldborough Way in York
The incident has caused delays on the railways.
LNER tweeted at 4.22pm: “Network Rail has advised that the emergency services are dealing with an incident near the railway just north of York Station.”
For a while all lines out of York Station were blocked. But they are open again now.
National Rail said: “All lines have reopened following the emergency services dealing with an incident at York.
“Trains running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 25 minutes or revised whilst service recovers.”
One traveller reported on Twitter that “we have all been kicked off one train and put on another”.
Others reported being stuck on a trains going nowhere.