Armed police were called a neighbour dispute in Chester after reports a man had a gun.
The incident happened in Oldfield Drive, Vicar's Cross, on Friday night.
Cheshire Police took a call shortly before 10pm from a member of the public who alleged he had been assaulted by his neighbour.
Early reports to police suggested a firearm had been seen and the force's Armed Response Unit was deployed along with a negotiator.
An air weapon was subsequently recovered nearby and a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
He's since been bailed.