Police in Sunderland have received several reports of a man with a baseball bat in Sunderland. The man went into four pubs– in Sea Road, Harbour View, Fulwell Road and Queen Alexandra Road – and made threats with a baseball bat and what is believed to be a chainsaw.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents.
Superintendent Ged Noble said:
"We recognise that people inside the premises and indeed the general public may have been concerned, however, I'd like to reassure the community that quick action was taken by police and officers were quickly deployed. Officers will remain in the areas to offer additional reassurance to the public.