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.