Police were called just before 10am today (Friday, September 7) to reports of a man acting erratically on The Headrow before further calls were made regarding a man causing damage in Herbert Brown jewellers.
Staff raised the alarm by setting off the anti-robbery smoke system before the 44-year-old man was arrested and taken for a mental health assessment.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Shortly before 10am today police started to receive calls about a man making threats and acting erratically in The Headrow in Leeds city centre.
"A further report was received of a man causing damage at a jewellers shop in The Headrow prompting staff to activate an anti-robbery smoke system.
"Officers attended the shop and arrested a 44-year-old man. He has been taken from the scene by ambulance for a mental health assessment.
"No-one was injured."
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