Tyne & Wear

Petrol bombs thrown in Burnopfield stand-off

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Media captionPetrol bombs thrown in Burnopfield armed siege

A man involved in a stand-off with armed police was filmed hurling petrol bombs at officers.

The resident, who is understood to have called police himself, barricaded himself inside a house on Lintz Terrace, Burnopfield, County Durham.

An eye-witness told the BBC he saw "up to seven" explosive projectiles thrown.

Durham Constabulary said officers entered the property at 11:30 BST and a 47-year-old man has been arrested for threats to kill and criminal damage.

More than a dozen officers, including negotiators, had been at the scene since Tuesday afternoon.

No-one was injured.

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Image caption Petrol bombs were thrown towards police officers
Image copyright Durham Constabulary
Image copyright Durham Constabulary

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