Evacuated residents have begun arriving at The Spa Bridlington after a major incident involving dangerous chemicals.
Oxford Street residents - and some from Cambridge Street - are being advised to gather at The Spa after police told families that they may not be able to return to their homes for around 24 hours.
A bomb disposal robot has been in operation (pictured) after reports of illegal chemicals at a property on Oxford Street in Bridlington.
Carol Small, 61, said: "It's chaos.
"It's not every day you get someone arrested for having something in their house.
"I've only ever seen him, I've never spoken to him. They reckon it's explosive material - that's what the police told me.
"I think they have over-dramatised it all.
"I have a cat back home that I need to see to."
Another unnamed neighbour, whose wife called him from their Oxford Street home while he was out, said: "Initially my wife phoned me to say they were at the entrance to the man's Oxford Street with a battering ram.
"They didn't use it in the end and had quite a quiet entry.
"A few minutes later I saw him handcuffed, coming out of his house.
"Then we saw the Scene Of Crime Officers go in and that's pretty much it."