Armed police swoop on party after knife threat

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.
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A MAN was arrested after allegedly making threats to kill with a knife following a party.

Armed police swooped on Brecon Close, off Pennine Drive, in Peterlee, to reports that someone had been threatened with a knife.

A cordon was set up around the area during the stand-off following a call to the police at 11.30am on Saturday.

After 50 minutes, the man was escorted from the house and arrested.

Inspector Warren Edwards, of Peterlee Police, said: “There was a report of someone with a knife.

“It appeared it happened after a party spilled over and there had been a disagreement.

“We had a cordon until we could get this person out of the house and one male was arrested.

“No one was hurt during the incident.”

The man, aged 38, was arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of an offensive weapon, making threats to kill and criminal damage.

He was interviewed and given conditional bail until next month.

Any witnesses to the incident should call Peterlee Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.