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UPDATE: Incident in South Shields

08 Feb 2017 17:00 PM

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A man has been arrested in connection with the on-going incident in South Shields.

Earlier today police received a report of concern for a man in an address in Moreland Road making threats and stating he had a firearm.

A cordon was set up to allow police to deal with the incident and ensure the safety of local residents.

The incident has now been brought to a safe conclusion. No-one was injured during the incident.

A 49 year old man has been arrested and is in police custody.

During an initial search of the property police have recovered what they believe to be a loaded crossbow. Further searches of the address are on-going.

Chief Inspector Dave Gould said: "First and foremost I would like to thank local residents for their understanding while we dealt with this incident. I know there was some disruption and some residents were asked to leave their homes. Their cooperation meant we were able to get on and bring this incident to a safe conclusion and we are grateful for that.

"A man is now in police custody and will be assisting in our enquiries as we establish the circumstances of this incident. I would like to reiterate we take reports of this nature incredibly seriously and will do all we can to protect our communities from harm."

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Police are currently dealing with an on-going incident in South Shields.

At 11.55am this morning police received a report of concern forĀ  a man in an address in Moreland Road making threats and stating he had a firearm.

The incident is currently contained inside the address. Officers are currently at the address to speak to the man. A cordon has been set up around the street.

Armed officers are in attendance to ensure the safety of the man and local residents.

Extra officers are in the area.









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