THUGS armed with a knife burst into a house and threatened residents.
The two men broke into the house on Azalea Terrace South, Thornhill, Sunderland, in the early hours of yesterday and carried out their terrifying attack.
They threatened the man and woman with the knife before fleeing.
Two men, both aged 31, have been arrested and are in police custody.
It is believed the attackers were known to the victims.
Police are urging anyone who was in the area at about 2.30am and who may have seen or heard something suspicious to contact them.