Tyne & Wear

Sacriston property searched by bomb disposal team

Sacriston bomb disposal
Image caption A team from Catteric Garrison was called

A bomb disposal team is searching a property in County Durham after a man was arrested following what police have described as a firearms incident.

Police were called to a property on Fulforth Way, Sacriston, on Sunday evening.

An initial search led to a request for assistance from the team from Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, "as a precautionary measure".

The 27-year-old man is being held on suspicion of making threats to kill.

A Durham Police spokesman said: "I would like to reassure the public that there is no need to be concerned.

"The incident has concluded and a suspect is currently under arrest.

"We would like to ask the local residents for their co-operation while the work continues and thank them for their patience."

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