Gardai in Arklow carried out a search on the north side of the town today after two men fled from a car which they had stopped.
The two men were passengers in the car.
After a large scale search including the garda helicopter a man was arrested.
Gardai quashed rumors that shots had been fired during the search.
Last night gardai in Wicklow town arrested a man after he fled from a car which contained jewellery and cash.