Armed police have arrested a man after receiving a report of an attempted robbery at a Post Office in Hebburn.
A 37-year-old reportedly threatened staff and demanded money from the till.
According to Northumbria Police, Post Office staff were able to lock the suspect in the store until officers arrived.
A spokesperson from the force said: "Shortly after 9.30am today (Tuesday), police received a report of an attempted robbery at a Post Office on Station Road in Hebburn.
"It was reported that a man had entered the Post Office and threatened staff before demanding money from the till.