UPDATE: Armed police make town centre arrest

Police in Harrogate
Police in Harrogate

Armed police officers arrested a man on Commercial Street in Harrogate.

Police were called at around 2pm on Wednesday 3 July 2013, after a man was using threatening behaviour outside the Probation Centre, on Haywra Crescent, in Harrogate.

Armed police attended the scene as the man claimed to be in possession of a weapon and was threatening to kill a police officer.

A man was arrested on nearby Commercial Street a short time later and charged with making threats to kill.

A 24-year-old man from Harrogate appeared in Harrogate Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday July 4) in connection with the incident.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before York Crown Court on August 2.