A man appeared in court today following a stand-off with police at a Leeds supermarket.
Michael Palmer appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (June 18) where he was remanded in custody to appear before the Crown Court next month.
Heavily-built Palmer, 32, of Brownhill Crescent, Harehills, spoke only to confirm his details during the five-minute hearing, where he was charged with affray, theft, assault and arson following an alleged stand-off with police at Sainsbury’s on Harehills Lane on Sunday.
Wearing a striped t-shirt, Palmer did not enter a plea during the hearing.
As reported in the YEP, dozens of police officers rushed to the store in Harehills Lane on Sunday (June 16) afternoon.
Crowds of local residents gathered behind a police cordon between the Compton Road and Cowper Road junctions shortly before 1.30pm.
Police said a suspect gave himself up at around 6pm.