A man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries after a suspected stabbing this afternoon.
A police cordon remains in place around Beech Street and part of the adjoining Fir Street, in Jarrow.
The injured man was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with injuries described as 'consistent with a stabbing'.
Northumbria Police said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
A 41-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.
A force spokesman said: "At 1.45pm today police received a report from the ambulance service of a suspected stabbing at an address on Beech Street in Jarrow.
"Emergency services attended the scene and found a man with injuries consistent with a stabbing. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are described as non-life threatening.
"A cordon is currently in place and members of the public are advised to avoid the area as officers carry out enquiries.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 560 04/10/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
The Great North Air Ambulance had earlier been called to the scene and landed on an adjacent field close by.
Up to eight police vehicles were called to Beech Street which currently remains sealed off.
A spokesman for North East Ambulance Service confirmed that one person had been taken by ambulance to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary major trauma unit and had been accompanied by a doctor from the air ambulance.