South Yorkshire Police were called at around 8.40pm last night to reports that a man with a chainsaw had threatened members of the public in Nutwell Lane, Armthorpe.
A spokesman said: "Around four patrol cars were sent to the scene.
"They arrived at 9.55pm and left at 11.50pm, so were there for around two hours.
"No arrests were made, but police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident."
Anyone with information on the incident, is asked to South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1176 of April 1, 2017.