A man has been arrested following the end of an incident involving armed police in North Shields. Officers were called to Howard Street on Tuesday afternoon, following concerns for a man inside a property.
A man has been arrested following the end of an incident involving armed police in North Shields.
Officers were called to Howard Street on Tuesday afternoon (30th September), following concerns for a man inside a property.
A cordon was put up and part of the road closed off in what police describe as a 'precaution'.
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Armed police are currently outside a house in North Shields.
Northumbria Police have so far only confirmed that officers are attempting to speak to a "distressed" man at a property on Howard Street.
The area has been cordoned off.
At 2:10pm this afternoon police were informed about concern for a man who appears to be in a distressed state inside a property in Howard Street in North Shields.
Police are currently in the area attempting to speak to the man and resolve the situation.
A cordon has been put in place as a precaution while the incident is dealt with and Howard Street is currently closed from Saville Street.
We have no further information at the current time.