Officers are returning to the street which was closed off by armed police on Tuesday (June 13).
York police from York North Safer Neighbourhood Team were back on Elmfield Avenue this morning (Wednesday) to answer residents’ questions.
The inquiries into the incident which prompted the armed response, said by locals to be a fight with knives, is ongoing.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said:
Officers attended and a 20-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of affray. He remains in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
From June 12, 2017 6.36 pm
Armed police cordoned off a York road after the public reported that people were fighting with knives.
Officers carrying automatic weapons were called to Elmfield Avenue to reports of an assault shortly after 4pm.
The road was closed from its junction with Monkton Avenue down to the junction with Thorn Nook.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said at 5pm on Monday (June 12):
Officers are making enquiries in the area.
Neighbours said they had heard people were “waving knives”. Side roads, including Healey Grove and Foston Road were also closed off.
Several police cars and vans were at the scene for more than an hour. First York bus services due to travel down Elmfield Avenue had to be diverted during the blockade.
The road was reopened at about 5.30pm. No one was arrested at the scene, but a man was later arrested at York Hospital.
Police are still searching for other people thought to be involved.