Emergency services closed off part of the riverside in York city centre this morning (Monday) – after a man threatened to go in the water.
Fire and ambulance crews were at King’s Staith responding to an incident. They were restricting access to South Esplanade too.
Three rescue boats were also in the water – two crewed by firefighters, the other by the York Rescue Boat.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s York Station Manager, Bob Hoskins, said: “Fire crews from Acomb, York, Malton and Selby have been working with York police to bring a situation on the river to a safe conclusion
“A male was arrested by police after threatening to enter the water, thanks for everyone’s assistance and the patience of the public”