Durham Police were called to an address on Edward Avenue, Bowburn at around 5.30pm last night (March 14).
Officers responded to reports that a man had broken into the address and assaulted a woman inside using a knife.
The suspect made off on foot towards Prince Charles Avenue before travelling by bus towards West Cornforth where he was located and arrested by officers.
Both the suspect and victim, who are believed to be known to each other, sustained injuries however they are not believed to be life threatening.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, our investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with any information should contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting reference number 338 of March 14.