Armed police were dispatched to a street in Newcastle after reports of a gunman.
Police were called to Wingrove Gardens, in the city's west end, shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday night after a report that a man in a black car had been seen in possession of a firearm.
A search was carried out although nothing was found.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers are in the area today to speak to local residents and carry out further searches.
Anyone who was in the area on Saturday night and who saw anything, or anyone with any information, can contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1332 18/06/16.