Updated: Man charged after stand-off with armed police in York

The scene on Cygnet Street. Photographs: David Dunning
14 Oct 2020 @ 5.50 pm
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A man was charged this afternoon (Thursday) after a stand-off involving armed police in York.

Police were called shortly after 3pm yesterday to Cygnet Street, in the Nunnery Lane area, following a report that a man had slashed the tyres of a van with a knife, and was shouting and swearing in the street.

When officers arrived, the man locked himself in a house and refused to come out.

Photograph: David Dunning

The area was cordoned off and specially-trained firearms officers attended the scene to ensure the incident could be brought to a safe conclusion.

Police negotiators spoke to the 33-year-old man, who continued to refuse to leave the house.

At 9pm, officers forced entry and arrested him.

The arrested man has now been charged with criminal damage in connection with this incident.

He is due to appear at York Magistrates Court on 10 December.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We know this will have been a very concerning incident for nearby residents, and we are grateful for their patience and support while we resolved it safely.”