West Yorkshire Police said: “Following a multi-agency response to the industrial incident involving a crane on Riverside Way, Leeds, the crane has now been made safe without incident and the cordon has been removed.
“Localised road closures remained in place for a short period while displaced residents returned to their homes but have now been fully lifted.
“We thank the public for their patience while this incident was brought to a safe conclusion.”
West Yorshire Fire and Rescue said it was “an industrial incident involving a crane” and the structure was made safe after four hours.
Pictures from the scene show engineers inspecting the Select tower crane being used to build two residential towers.