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Man arrested after 'bakery roof standoff with police'

The incident lead to the closure of Dee Street in Aberdeen for several hours.

Standoff: Dee Street was shut for hours.
Standoff: Dee Street was shut for hours. GFP Photography

A man has been arrested after spending more than four hours on a bakery roof in a standoff with police.

Police officers closed Dee Street in Aberdeen at around 11.30am on Friday.

The incident at Garay's Bakery ended at 4pm with the arrest of a 21-year-old man.

Inspector Ian McKinnon said: "This was an isolated incident involving one man and at no time was there any risk to the wider public.

"We would like to thank the community for their patience while the incident was dealt with."

Nobody was injured during the standoff but Dee Street was closed at its junction with Union Street for several hours.

The man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the incident.

The bakery was also forced to shut for the day.

In a post on Facebook, Garay's said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dee Street is currently closed.

"We'll be open again tomorrow as per usual but until then, we can only apologise."

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