A McDonald’s restaurant in the heart of Middlesbrough’s town centre was evacuated following an alleged stabbing.
Teesside Live said police and ambulance raced to the restaurant in Linthorpe Road near to the Cleveland Centre at about 6pm.
No official details of the incident have yet been released but are unconfirmed reports of a stabbing.
An eyewitness said officers had stopped anyone from entering or leaving the building.
Police tape sectioned off the upstairs of the restaurant as police continue their investigation.
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Half-eaten meals remained on trays inside, as people evacuated the building.
It is understood seven officers are at the restaurant, and that the McDonald’s has been closed to the public.
There have been no arrests in connection with the alleged stabbing.
North Yorkshire Police has not released a statement following the incident.
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The area has proven to be problematic for authorities in recent months.
Gangs of youths on bikes in the town centre sparked a warning from Middlesbrough Council over anti-social behaviour.
Those involved were said to be blocking roads and pavements, crowding pedestrianised areas and intimidating shoppers.
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