Man involved in John Street stand off released on bail

Police in Derry have revealed that a man detained in Derry following a prolonged operation in John Street last night has been released on bail.

The man was arrested after a six hour stand off involving specialist police units and other emergency services in John Street.

A police landrover and car pull away from the scene at John Street last night at approx. 8.15pm. DER0415MC014

A police landrover and car pull away from the scene at John Street last night at approx. 8.15pm. DER0415MC014

At around 8.05pm police removed the man in handcuffs from the Meridan apartment complex on John Street.

However he has since been released on bail into medical care.

Despite intense speculation no weapons of any sort were found at the scene.