A 29-year-old man has been released without charge following an incident in the south Morton area of Carlisle.
Armed police were called to Ashness Drive at 2.20pm yesterday (10th July), where a man was believed to have threatened someone known to him with a weapon.
The man, who was arrested on suspicion of assault, was questioned by police but released without charge.
Enquiries into alleged firearms offences are also being investigated but no firearm has been recovered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to Carlisle Police Station.
Our reporter Hannah McNulty has been tweeting from the scene in Carlisle.
Police are currently dealing with an incident at Etterby Lea Road, Carlisle, and are asking people to avoid the area.
It is not believed that this is linked with the earlier incident in the day.
Armed officers have been deployed at the scene as a precaution, and the scene has been cordoned off.
Police are conducting enquires and do not believe there is any danger to members of the public.
Police have detained a 29-year-old man from Carlisle following a report earlier today of a man threatening someone he knows with a gun.
He was detained by officers near Ashness Drive.
Enquiries are ongoing to find out exactly what has happened.
Police are thanking the public for their patience while they continue to deal with the incident.
A man has been detained after armed police were called to an incident in Carlisle
Cumbria Police had previously been asking people to avoid Ashness Drive in the south of Morton.
Officers received reports that a man had threatened someone known to him with a weapon.
Armed officers are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident in the south area of Morton, Carlisle.
Police were called to an incident at 2.20pm where a man is believed to have threatened someone known to him with a weapon.
Police are conducting enquiries, but say they do not believe there is any danger to the public.
Ashness Drive has been cordoned off by police.
Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing operation in Morton, Carlisle.
They are asking people to avoid the area at this time.
Cumbria Police are conducting enquiries but say they do not believe there is any danger to members of the public.