A man was hospitalised after he was shot by an armed police officer in County Durham.
Officers from Durham Constabulary went to Bishop Auckland at 10.46am today following reports that a man had been seen in the area with a handgun.
A police operation followed and during this a shot was fired by an armed officer. The man suffered an arm wound.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested for questioning.
A police spokesperson later said:
The force has been keen to make clear there is no wider risk.