ARMED officers were called to a property in Bideford yesterday evening after a report was made to police of a man wielding an axe.
Officers were sent to the house in High View, just off Clovelly Road, at around 6.40pm.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said an alleged confrontation occurred between a man and a woman before the man allegedly became verbally abusive.
An allegation was made to police that the man then wielded an ‘axe-type weapon’, however police said they were still investigating whether a weapon was at the scene.
A 38-year-old man, from Bideford, was arrested at the scene for threatening and abusive behaviour. He was taken to Barnstaple Police Station, where he remained in custody this morning.
As part of on-going police investigations, a 39-year-old woman, also from Bideford, has since been arrested for threatening and abusive behaviour.
The pair have been released on bail until October 22, when they must appear at Barnstaple Police Station.