Armed police called to Hartlepool home following reports of man armed with a knife

Armed police were called to Duke Street after reports of a man armed with a knife.
Armed police were called to Duke Street after reports of a man armed with a knife.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after armed police were called to a street in Hartlepool.

Officers cordoned off Duke Street at around 7.20pm, yesterday, after reports of a man in a house armed with a knife.

A youngster was also in the property at the time.

Police managed to talk to the man who came out of the house just before 9pm.

No one was injured.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently helping police with inquiries.