Tyne & Wear

Burnopfield petrol bomb attack: Man detained

Police at the scene Image copyright Durham Constabulary
Image caption Witnesses said more than half a dozen petrol bombs were thrown on to the street

A man arrested after petrol bombs were thrown at armed police has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Officers were called to reports of a man who had barricaded himself inside a house on Lintz Terrace, Burnopfield, County Durham, on Tuesday.

Police finally entered the property at 11:30 BST on Wednesday.

A 47 year old was arrested for making threats to kill and criminal damage but Durham Constabulary said he will not face criminal charges.

No one was injured during the incident.

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