ARMED police were called to a hospital on Teesside this morning after reports of a man with a knife.

Around 7:30am, police were called to North Tees Hospital in Stockton after members of the public reported seeing a man with a knife.

A police spokesperson said: “Police were called to a man believed to be in possession of a knife at the University Hospital of North Tees around 7:30am this morning, Wednesday, October 13.

“A man aged in his forties was arrested a short time later on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray. He was taken into police custody and no one was harmed in the incident.”

A spokesperson for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “Following an incident at the University Hospital of North Tees this morning, police were called and attended the scene.

“We can confirm a man was detained – as this is an ongoing case, we cannot comment further at this time.”

More updates to follow.

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