Armed police swooped on an Aberdeen street this afternoon following reports that a man was in possession of a gun.
Officers were called to Holburn Street at about 3.25pm where they arrested two men at a bus stop outside the Repsol Sinopec building.
A third man has also been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police said the incident involved a toy gun and there was no threat to the wider public.
Inspector Rod Smith, of Aberdeen Queen Street Police Office, said: “Around 3.25pm on Thursday, 20 August, 2020, officers attended Holburn Street in Aberdeen following a report of a man in possession of a firearm.
“The item was recovered and was established to be a toy gun. Three men (aged 41, 46 and 51) have been arrested in connection with the incident and are assisting officers with inquiries.
“The incident was brought to a safe conclusion and there was no wider threat to the public.
“As is normal procedure, the circumstances of the incident will be referred to the PIRC.”