Man held over attempted armed raid in Sunderland
A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Sunderland.
Staff at an off-licence in the Roker Avenue area of the city were left shaken but otherwise unhurt in the incident on Friday evening.
Police said workers had been threatened by a man carrying a handgun.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said a 31-year-old local man was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and was being questioned by detectives.
Police have appealed for witnesses.