Crossbow man leaps from window after three-hour police stand-off

Darlington and Stockton Times: (8350688) (8350688)

A MAN with a crossbow who sparked a three-hour stand-off with armed police is undergoing medical checks after leaping from a window.

The incident in Rawson Street, Harrogate, ended at noon today (Thursday, July 17) when the man jumped from the window on a stairwell.

Police were alerted at around 9am to a "distressed" man in his fifties, who was seen throwing objects from the first floor of a flat.

Officers attended the address with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

A cordon was placed around the property and police negotiators were called to the scene.

A police spokesman said: "He was not physically injured, but was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.

"Police officers have seized a crossbow which was thrown from the window of the premises."

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