Residents have spoken of their concern at reports of a man with knives threatening youths on a Sheffield estate.
Officers were called to Jordanthorpe at around 8pm following reports that a man brandishing two knives had chased a group of youths from the row of shops in Dyche Lane.
Local residents claim he confronted the youths near to the chip shop.
He is reported to have said: "I’m fed up of kids like these causing trouble."
Rachael Archer, whose son was one of the youths chased by the man, said a parent attempted to 'calm' the man down but he also 'threatened' her.
"He went into the takeaway shop, told staff kids were causing trouble. Staff said 'no, they are not causing trouble ,they are being okay'. He came out, chased them, went home, came back with two knives apparently," she wrote on Facebook.
"This guy had two knives up his top."
Kim Heywood described the incident as 'scary as hell'.
"Just glad all kids are okay," she added.
Shaunna Wild said there had been trouble at the shops earlier in the night.
"If it was them youths at the shops earlier I'm not surprised - throwing bricks and stones off roofs from the shops then shouting stuff at people."