Armed police are at the scene of an “ongoing” incident in a Northumberland village .
Emergency services were called to Astley Road in Seaton Delaval on Friday evening.
A shocked eyewitness described seeing armed officers surrounding a flat on the street.
He said: “I’m not sure what’s happening, armed police are on scene and an ambulance.
“There is a man in an upstairs flat and they have the flat surrounded. He was talking to police out of the window.”
A Northumbria Police spokesman said officers are at the scene of an “ongoing” incident as of 8.30pm.