Police were called to report a domestic incident at a property in Susans Road, Eastbourne at around 12.40pm on Tuesday (16 August).
On arrival, a man seen talking to a distressed woman became agitated and threatening towards the officers. An attempt was made to arrest him on suspicion of breaching the peace but he resisted and Captor spray was used before assistance called for.
Around four patrol cars arrived at the scene as a precaution.
A 19-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of committing a breach of the peace. He was taken into custody in a police van and later released without charge.