A 25-year-old man was arrested after running from his vehicle when police stopped a car on the A46 in the Thorpe on the Hill area of Lincoln.
An eyewitness saw a large police presence at the Sports Direct gym in Lincoln, as well as on Whisby Road towards Doddington Road.
A man was seen to be put in handcuffs at the Robes & Rails on Whisby Road.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “One man was seen to run from the vehicle and following a search of the area he has now been arrested.
“It’s a 25-year-old Leicester man arrested on a warrant.”
Police also said it was not the man who absconded from a prison in Boston.