Man in York arrested at gunpoint for possession of class A drug and making ‘threats to kill’

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wellington Street and later released on conditional bail

A man was arrested at gunpoint in York on Friday 5th April after police officers received a report of an individual making “threats to kill”.

Three police cars attended Wellington Street shortly before 6pm, where firearms officers stopped a vehicle and arrested a 32-year-old man. The individual has since been released from custody on conditional bail.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed the incident that occurred at 5:52pm on Friday, which saw armed police pull over a car.

A witness reported how police officers instructed the man to step away from the vehicle and get into a kneeling position. The man was then instructed to lie down on the ground with his hands behind his back, while armed police trained a gun on him.

Additional officers arrived at the scene on Wellington Street, a residential road outside the city walls near Walmgate Bar, whilst the man was arrested for possession of a class A-drug and for making threats to harm people who were known to him.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police officers stopped a vehicle on Wellington Street in York at just before 6pm on Friday 5th April 2024 as part of a response to a report of a man who was making threats to harm other people who were known to him.

“A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threat to kill and possession of a class A-drug. He was later released on conditional bail.”

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