The man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill at an address in Northgate, Hartlepool.

An aerial image of the incident shows 15 police cars and vans along with armed officers posting guns towards a property.

To the top right hand corner of the image a second incident can be seen with 3 police cars.

The man who is aged 32 was arrested by officers on suspicion of threats to kill, affray, criminal damage, and assaulting an emergency service worker.

We reported that armed police were dealing with an ongoing incident officers spent a number of hours at the address.

Cleveland Police have released a statement who confirmed that officers responded to reports of a man with a knife who was making threats.

Man arrested after allegedly making threats to kill and assaulting a police officer during an armed standoff 1

Cleveland Police said: “Police attended an address on Northgate, Hartlepool, at around 8.50pm on the evening of Saturday 25 April, whereby a man was believed to be in possession of a knife and was allegedly making threats.

“Two other people were inside the address at the time.”

“No one suffered any injuries as a result of the incident,” she added.

Officers arrested the Hartlepool man on suspicion of affray, criminal damage, common assault on an emergency worker and threats to kill.

He remains in police custody.