Man arrested after 12-hour police standoff while theatening to jump into River Ouse in York

A man is in custody following a 12-hour standoff with police in York city centre.

The man climbed onto the wrong side of a safety barrier on the River Ouse in York

Officers were called at around noon on Wednesday (Sep 8) to a report of a man breaching a criminal behaviour order in the city centre.

When they arrived, the man ran off and climbed onto the wrong side of a safety barrier on the River Ouse. He threatened to jump, and refused to come down for 12 hours.

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North Yorkshire Police said the incident was brought to end in the early hours of this morning (Sep 9).

A statement from the force said: "Officers moved in and the incident was safely brought to a conclusion in the early hours of today.

"The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breaching a criminal behaviour order, causing a public nuisance, escaping from lawful custody and affray. He remains in custody at this time."