Police were called on Friday, 18 October at 18:25 hours to reports of a disturbance and men seen in possession of weapons in Holloway Road, N7.
Traffic came to a standstill in Holloway Road at the junction of Isledon Road and Camden road when youths on cycles and others on foot were seen threatening each other with machetes.
Officers attended but a number of people had left prior to police arrival.
No persons found injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111