An armed police operation took place in Malton last night (Thursday).
Officers were called to Peasey Hills Road in the town following reports of a threatening male in the area.
The man was quickly located and arrested on suspicion of public order offences, police said.
Where it happened
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We want to reassure the residents of Malton no firearm was seen or involved in the incident but we take such incidents very seriously.
“The investigation is ongoing, but if anyone has any information, please call 101 and quote reference 12230094456.”