Police in Carlisle have are searching parts of Botchergate for a gun.
Officers were told by a member of the public at 4.15am, Saturday November 24, that two men had been seen leaving Time Bar and one was carrying a gun.
The pair were seen by the witness entering the Ibis Hotel.
Five men and one woman have been arrested after armed police were deployed to the area.
Four are from Middlesbrough and two from Carlisle and are currently in custody.
A specialist team are currently searching the area to find the gun.
If you witnessed the incident and have any information that can help police enquiries, please call Carlisle police on 101. Police would like to thank the public for approaching them so that this was dealt with swiftly and safely.