Knife­man is ar­rested af­ter house at­tack

The Chronicle - - News -

A MAN was ar­rested af­ter al­legedly threat­en­ing a woman with a knife in her home.

Po­lice were called to Gateshead, at around 11.20am yes­ter­day.

The man is said to have en­tered the prop­erty be­fore threat­en­ing the woman.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived and be­gan to ne­go­ti­ate with the man in ques­tion be­fore us­ing “dis­trac­tion de­vices” which caused a loud bang.

The 34-year-old sus­pect was taken into cus­tody and po­lice are re­as­sur­ing any­one who may have heard the noise that no firearms were used.

Po­lice said: “Dis­trac­tion de­vices were used to en­ter the prop­erty... the woman was not in­jured.”

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