Armed police incident brought to a safe conclusion – pictures

Armed police on Carnot Street. Photographs: YorkMix
28 Jun 2018 @ 4.12 pm
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Police have reopened a York street which was closed for hours to deal with an incident.

Emergency services were at an address in Carnot Street for most of Thursday (June 28).

Several police vehicles went to the scene, including armed officers and the dog unit. Some homes were evacuated, but the nearly St Barnabas CE Primary School stayed open as usual.

But shortly before 5.30pm, the incident was over.

North Yorkshire Police said: “The incident in Carnot Street off Salisbury Terrace in York has now been brought to a safe conclusion.

“A woman is now in the care of ambulance and mental health professionals. We thank residents for their patience throughout this incident.”

As the incident was in progress a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

Emergency services are currently in attendance at an address in Carnot Street, York.

An incident has been ongoing at the property since this morning, following concerns for the safety of a resident.

A number of neighbouring properties have been evacuated and emergency services remain working at the scene with the aim to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

We would like to reassure communities there is no threat to the wider public and thanks residents for their patience throughout this incident.