Second arrest after Sunderland crossbow attack threat

A second person has been arrested after the stunned occupants of a flat were threatened with a crossbow.

Monday, 24th June 2019, 13:31 pm
Updated Monday, 24th June 2019, 16:36 pm
The incident took place in Darwin Street, Southwick, Sunderland, last Wednesday.

The incident in Darwin Street, Southwick, Sunderland, led to armed officers searching the city for possible suspects.

Northumbria Police confirmed yesterday that a 30-year-old man arrested shortly after last Wednesday’s incident has been freed under investigation.

A second man, aged 34, was arrested over the weekend and is also now released under investigation.

A force spokesperson initially said: “hey have not fired the crossbow, but then a number of windows at the address have been smashed. Nobody was injured but the occupants were left very shaken.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 1274 19/06/19