Isle of Man TT 2019: Man charged with entering course 'waving an axe'
A man who allegedly entered the Isle of Man TT course carrying an axe will appear in court later.
The 26-year-old from Peel was charged with affray and breaking a road closure order following Sunday's incident near Laurel Bank.
A police force spokesman said he was also alleged to have been "threatening and abusive" towards marshals before entering the course.
He was arrested after going on to barricade himself in a van.
It is illegal to enter the roads used for the TT during all practice sessions and the official races.
Laurel Bank is a fast right-hand turn before Glen Helen on the TT course.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
Insp Andrew Reed said: "It's extremely dangerous for any person to enter a closed road. Not only does it place themselves in danger but other members of the public, riders and police officers too."
Last week another TT visitor was fined £1,500 for walking across the course during qualifying.