Man 'intending to harm himself' led down to safety from York Minster

Police cordoned off roads around York Minster last night after concerns for a man's welfare.

The man was believed to be at a high point inside the building.

Here's how you can buy a piece of York Minster's stonework at auctionTrained police negotiators spent several hours at the scene and nearby roads Duncombe Place and High Petergate were closed during the incident.

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He was eventually talked down to safety and has been taken for appropriate medical treatment.

North Yorkshire Police said:

"The incident at York Minster has now been resolved. A man who was intending to harm himself has been brought to safety, and taken to hospital to receive the support he needs."