An overnight police incident that saw a man flee to the roof of a building in an effort to avoid the officers was reportedly an armed siege. 

Police attended an address in Carlton Miniott, a small village near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. 

A 28-year-old man made his way onto the roof of a house on Carlton Road in the early hours of this morning (June 9), with roads closed and the area contained until 6.30 am, when police were able to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

Three people have now been arrested by police in regard to the incident - including a 28-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, who were both present at the property. 

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In addition to police, other emergency services were involved in the incident, including the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who reportedly brought a crane. 

A North Yorkshire police spokesperson said: "The incident at Carlton Miniott was brought to a safe conclusion at around 6.30 am this morning.

"The 28-year-old man who was on the roof of a property was safely brought down. He has since been arrested.

"Two others, a 23-year-old woman and a 24 year-old-man who were both present at the property have also been arrested and are currently in police custody.

"Thank you to residents for their patience and understanding while emergency services dealt with the incident."

As investigations are at an early stage, police were unable to confirm that the incident involved guns, or what the three suspects were arrested for.