Middlesbrough 'gunman' pointed weapon at police

Corporation Road, Middlesbrough Image copyright Google
Image caption The 'gunman' was spotted by a member of the public on Corporation Road

A man who pointed what was thought to be a handgun at police has been arrested.

The 21-year-old was spotted in Middlesbrough's Corporation Road at about 04:30 BST.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The weapon was recovered and found to be an imitation handgun, Cleveland Police said.

The man is in custody after receiving hospital treatment for bruising and a bite to his shoulder from a police dog deployed to the scene.

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