Police say enquiries are continuing into an incident in Tunstall following reports of disorder and a man seen with a weapon.
Armed officers were sent to Cotton Road at just 3pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday).
They carried out a thorough search of the area.
Three arrests were made, but the individuals were de-arrested a short time later.
Enquiries are continuing today, and any witnesses or anyone with any information can call 101, quoting incident number 381 of 17 May.
Residents have been thanked for their patience and are reassuring the community that we do not believe there is any threat to the wider public.