Armed police officers were called to Norton on Saturday evening following an allegation of threats to kill.
A 39-year-old man was arrested following the incident at Riverside View.
Due to the nature of the complaint, officers from the Firearms Support Unit were called in to assist the local Safer Neighbourhood Team to ensure the man was detained safely and without further incident. No-one was harmed and the alleged victim, who is aged in his early 20s, is receiving support while police enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andy Rogers at Malton Police Station on 101 or email@example.com