POLICE converged on a Coffs Harbour home following reports of an armed man outside a home.
Officers were called to Beryl Street at 4.20pm on Wednesday when they were told by anxious residents the man was outside a home and was armed with a crossbow and a knife.
They swiftly arrived at the scene and confronted the man outside, but he was not armed, police said.
An officer drew a taser gun as a precaution but the man was arrested without incident and was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.
An apprehended violence order was later issued on behalf of a 21-year-old woman.
Police understand the drama was sparked by a domestic dispute.