Armed police and a helicopter have been involved in the hunt for man acting suspiciously in South Shields.
Officers searched inside Chichester Metro station after receiving the reports at around 11 o'clock this morning.
The man is described as 5 foot 10 inches tall, with grey hair. He was wearing a short tan-coloured jacket.
Police confirmed at 4pm this afternoon, January 22, that they are still trying to identify and find the man in question.
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