Armed officers had a near two-hour-long stand-off with the man before he was talked out of the property and subsequently arrested.
Police were alerted to a property on Shore Street in Gourock shortly around 6:15am this morning and the main road running through the town was temporarily closed off.
There was large police presence, with a number of police cars and ambulances on standby close to the scene.
A woman was found safe inside and the man was arrested and taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Around 6:15am this morning police and emergency services were called to a a report that a man was causing a disturbance and vandalising property at a flat on Shore Street in Gourock.
“Officers, including fire arms officers, attended and following negotiations a man was detained within the house around 8am.
“The female householder was found safe within and she didn’t require any medical treatment.
“A 47-year-old man has been arrested and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
“He has been taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment.”