Officers, including members of Northumbria Police’s armed response unit, were called to College Road following reports of concern for a man inside.
The road was closed for nearly two hours while officers dealt with the incident.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called to an address in College Road, Ashington, at 9.58am today following reports of concern for a man.
“As a safety precaution, officers dealing with the incident closed College Road while the incident was dealt with.
“A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.”