A pair of suspects were arrested moments after two men were reported to have been threatened with baseball bats.
Officers were called to an address in Kelstedge Drive, Mansfield, at around 10.05pm on 19 December after reports of a disturbance.
Two men, aged 46 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
Both men have now been bailed with conditions.
No one was injured during the incident and officers are now urging anyone who may have witnessed what happened to come forward to help them with their enquiries.
Sergeant Lee Mulligan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the quick action taken by our officers we were able to arrest two men on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
“Violence like this and the use of weapons will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire and the fast action taken by officers to defuse this situation and make arrests shows how seriously we take reports of this nature.
“Thankfully no one was reported to have sustained any injuries as a result of this incident.
“We would like to ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward as it may help us with our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 674 of 19 December 2021.