A man was taken to hospital after a fight broke out in a north-east town.
The High Street in Stonehaven was sealed off following the serious incident.
Police officers attended the scene yesterday, near the street’s junction with Arbuthnott Place.
A police spokesman said they were made aware of the incident at 7pm, and a 21-year-old male was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Members of the public were urged to stay away from the area of the High Street between Dunnottar Avenue and the harbour, which was cordoned off in order to allow inquiries to be carried out by officers.
One Stonehaven resident, who did not want to be named, said: “My husband and I had gone for a walk along the beachfront to the harbour and were shocked to see the High Street shut off with police tape and several police cars with their blue lights on.
“We asked a police officer what happened and were just told someone had collapsed.
“There were several cars trying to leave the harbour area who were caught behind the roadblock and had no way out.
“We heard police saying it might be a while before the road was open again
“It was quite a shock to see what looked like a major incident in the middle of Stonehaven in the early evening in a Wednesday night.
“We walked into town and saw more police cars patrolling the streets.”
A 28-year-old man was arrested more than an hour later following the incident.
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “This has been a contained incident and I would like to thank members of the public for their cooperation and patience while inquiries were progressed in the area last night.
“Inquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information about this incident or who was in the area at the time is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 using reference number 3601 of May 16.”