At 1.41pm this afternoon, Thursday,October 15, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a manat Weardale Avenue, Washington.
Specialist officers attended to help the man for his own safety and a cordon was put in place as a precaution.
At 5.13pm a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and remains in police custody.
There was not believed to have been any risk to the wider public during the incident.
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