Armed police officers were in Podsmead today after reports a man was holding a handgun.
Officers with firearms were sent to Cole Avenue after members of the public called the police around 2.30pm about the incident.
He was seen in the street.
The 25-year-old man was arrested at the junction of Byron Avenue and Scott Avenue 15 minutes after the officers were deployed.
Police recovered a weapon described as a “cap gun”.
Investigations are ongoing, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
If you have any information, call the police at 101.