Three men were arrested by armed police officers in Stoke-on-Trent.
Police were alerted to reports that the men were in a car that may contain ‘weapons’.
Officers first received reports at 6.45pm last night (Wednesday) and armed patrols stopped a vehicle near Hanley Park at around 9pm before arresting the three occupants.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We have responded to an incident on College Road. Armed officers were used and three men have been detained. At no stage was there any threat to members of the public.”