Man, 32, charged following six-hour police stand-off

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A man will appear before magistrates tomorrow following a dramatic six-hour police stand-off in the middle of a Scarborough street.

The 32-year-old has been remanded in custody and will appear at Scarborough Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with one count of affray and two counts of criminal damage.

Police negotiators were called in following reports of a man hurling objects, including a TV and ladders, out of the window of his New Queen Street flat in the early hours of Sunday.

Officers arrived at around 2.20am and found a distressed man in an agitated state at the window of the third-floor flat threatening to harm himself.

He claimed to be armed and threatened to damage the property and cause harm to himself and police.

As a safety precaution, a small number of neighbouring properties were evacuated.

The road was also closed while officers worked to bring the man to safety.

At 7.55am police officers entered the building and the man was arrested.

He was checked by ambulance staff at the scene of the incident, and although appeared uninjured, he was taken to hospital for checks.

North Yorkshire Police’s chief superintendent Sue Day thanked local residents for their patience and understanding while police officers dealt with the incident.