Police officers armed with tasers rushed to Tredworth this morning after reports of a man with a knife.
Gloucestershire Police received reports around 6.30am today of a man banging on a family's door, armed with a six-inch kitchen knife.
He was using the knife the scrape the wall of the house.
Police officers were there within minutes and detained the six-foot tall man, who was in his mid-20s.
They could not find a knife on him, or near the property. The man was not arrested.