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ARMED police arrested a man after a dispute erupted at a Sunderland house.

Police were called to Gill Terrace, South Hylton, where officers arrested the 29-year-old on suspicion of making threats to kill.

The incident began at 7.30pm on Tuesday, when an argument broke out at a property in Pennywell.

Inquiries were carried out in the area and, at about 9.35pm, armed officers attended a house in Gill Terrace where they arrested the man.

Police, understood to be armed with Tasers, took the man into custody where he was questioned yesterday.

No weapons were recovered from the property.

A witness, who asked not to be named, said: “There was a lot of commotion, and it seemed like there were quite a few police around the house.

“They brought someone out and he was taken away, but the police stayed there.

“In fact, they seemed to be there until about 3am yesterday morning.

Another man said: “A lot of people in the village have been talking about what happened, and there’s all different rumours about who’s been arrested. At first we thought someone must have been seriously hurt because there were so many police there.”

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “The arrested man is currently in police custody.”