A man is being questioned by police after a 5-hour stand-off in Leighton Buzzard last night.
Armed response teams were called to a property in the Bridge Street area at about 5pm yesterday afternoon.
A bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene.
A number of roads were closed in the area while specially-trained negotiators spoke to the man.
He was taken into police custody at about 10.30pm.
An imitation firearm was found at the property.