Police were called shortly before 5pm on Tuesday following a report of a man in the water by Shore Place in Leith.
Pictures shared online also showed an ambulance, the fire service water rescue unit and a local coastguard team parked up nearby.
A police spokesperson said: “Police were called around 4.50pm on Tuesday, 11 August, 2020, following the report of a man in the water at Leith Shore Place, Edinburgh.
“Officers attended and a 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with threatening and abusive behaviour following his exit from the water.
“There were no injuries.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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