A man who was arrested after a woman was bitten by a dog in South Shields has been released on bail.
Police were called to Julian Street on the Lawe Top at about 7pm on Saturday after reports that a woman had been bitten by a dog.
Neighbours said the occupants of the flat own a Japanese Akita.
The street was sealed off for the duration of the incident, which lasted several hours.
It is believed a police armed response unit was involved in the operation.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said the dog had been "dealt with", and a man was later arrested.
He has now been bailed pending further investigation.
The woman is still thought to be in a stable condition in hospital.