Police had to call in a negotiator after reports of a man in a flat armed with a knife and golf club.
Officers were called to the property in Wilton Parade at 9.45am yesterday, following reports from a member of the public concerned he could harm himself or others.
But a stand off ensued with the man refusing to allow them in.
Furntiture was thrown into a rear yard area and officers closed the street, with police vans blocking the road off at Dickson Road and the Promenade.
Police had to call in a negotiator and at 12.20pm, finally gained access to the flat.
A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of affray.