Armed Officers have arrested a 37-year-old man following a serious incident on Palin Road, Middlesbrough.

He has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill after officers attended flats on Palin Road in the town at around 5pm today after a report that a woman was threatened in the street by a man who was brandishing a knife.

The man then went into a nearby flat with the weapon and refused to leave the address.

With support from armed response units and trained specialists at the scene, the incident was brought to a safe conclusion at around 10:40pm. No-one was injured during the incident.

The 37-year-old local man remains in police custody facing questioning.

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