Cleveland Police are dealing with an ongoing incident in Hartlepool.
Two scenes of crime are currently in place after a large knife was found between York Road & Victoria Road.
An area near Hartlepool Police station has also been cordoned off on Tees Street, Raby Road, Lauder Street and Avenue Road.
A blue tent has been erected within the cordoned and scenes of crime officers and specialist search teams are in the area.
A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to an incident on Raby Street, Hartlepool this morning (15 October) at 5:43am. We dispatched three ambulance crews and one doctor.”
Cleveland Police has been approached for comment.