Armed Police were called to Ship Hill, Rotherham at around 7.15pm yesterday (10 July) to reports that a man was racially abusing another man and threatening him with a hammer.
Upon attending the scene, the suspect threatened police with what was believed to be a firearm, a police spokeswoman said.
A 29-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and possession of a firearm with intent to cause harm.
‘He remains in police custody.’
No one was injured in the incident. The firearm was later found to be an air pistol.