Armed police blocked a North Staffordshire road after being called to an incident in a town centre last night.
Police were spotted on the junction of John Street and Douglas Avenue, Biddulph, at around 8pm.
Now police have confirmed they were in the area after being called about an ‘altercation’ on High Street.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to reports of an altercation between two men outside the Crown and Cushion pub in High Street, Biddulph, just after 7.05pm on Thursday September 10.
“It was reported that one of those involved had a knife so armed response officers were sent to the scene, however the men had left the location.
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“Following enquiries and searches they were both located and spoken to, a 39-year-old man from Biddulph was initially arrested but he was later released without charge. No weapons were found.”