Police have sealed off a South Shields street with a cordon in an ongoing incident.
At 11.55am this morning (February 8), police received a report of concern for a man in an address in Moreland Road making threats and stating he had a firearm.
The incident is currently contained inside the address.
Officers are currently at the address to speak to the man.
Armed officers are in attendance to ensure the safety of the man and local residents.
Extra officers are in the area.