Police were called to reports of a man walking with a sword on Dovedale Avenue in Ingol this morning (May 22).
The man was found at an address in possession of a pitchfork and knife when officers rushed to the scene at around 8.05am.
Video footage taken by Lois Logan shows armed police surrounding a man who was "holding himself hostage with a pitchfork".
A police negotiator was called to the scene and a cordon was put in place due to concerns for his welfare.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "It was reported a man was seen walking on the street with a sword.
"Officers attended with the man found at an address in possession of a pitchfork and knife.
"Following concerns for his welfare a cordon has been established with armed officers and a police negotiator at the scene."
15 police cars and an ambulance were spotted in the area, according to eyewitness reports.
Police wearing riot gear also attended the incident.
A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We are in attendance to this area. It is a welfare incident."