UPDATED: Man charged following incident at doctor's surgery in Ampleforth
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UPDATE 31 August 2023
The man who was arrested in connection with the incident at a doctor's surgery in Ampleforth, has been charged and remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrate's Court on 31 August 2023.
He has been charged with:
Arson with intent to endanger life
Assault causing actual bodily harm
Possession of a knife
29 August 2023
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson, affray and assault following an incident at a doctor’s surgery in the village of Ampleforth.
Police received a call at around 12.25pm on Tuesday 29 August to report of a man who had caused damaged to the surgery by setting fire to it and assaulted a member of staff. He was also in possession of a knife and indicated that he intended to harm himself.
All three emergency services attended the scene, a cordon was put in place to protect members of the public, and police officers negotiated with the suspect to help resolve the situation safely.
At around 1.35pm police officers restrained the man and he was arrested and taken into custody.
The fire was extinguished by firefighters from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.