[C]umbria Police received a report last night (14 March) of what was suspected of being a threatening message posted onto Snapchat by someone in the St Bees area.
Officers were deployed and arrested an 30 year-old man from the Milton Keynes area on suspicion of malicious communications.
The man in question was interviewed and subsequently released with no further action.
Detective Inspector Matt Scott said: “The man in question works in the medical profession and explained that he had only intended the post to be seen by friends and colleagues, who would understand his tongue-in-cheek reference to taking blood.
“Unfortunately for him, the message was seen by many more people than he intended and, as a result, some people were understandably concerned about what they have seen.
“I can reassure the public that there is no threat. This is essentially a case of a joke gone wrong and we have given the man in question some strong words of advice about his future social media activity.
“I would like to thank those people who contacted the police about this incident, doing so in good faith.”
There has been suggestions of a man carrying a knife. This appears to have been a rumour sparked off the back of the above incident.