EMERGENCY vehicles were called to Taunton Road, Bridgwater yesterday lunchtime as rumours circulated there had been an incident involving a firearm near the Esso petrol station.
The main road was partially blocked in both directions while police, firefighters and ambulance dealt with the situation.
Avon and Somerset Police said a man is now in custody in connection with the call-out.
A spokesperson said: “Police have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of affray following an incident at an address on Taunton Road, Bridgwater at about 12.30pm this afternoon.
“He remains in police custody at the time of writing and enquiries are ongoing.”
Several fire engines and a cordon were pictured at the scene at about 12.30pm, but the road had cleared by about 2pm.
Initially it was thought that there could have been a fire but this was not the case when emergency crews arrived.
A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at around 12.20pm to a potential fire at a building on that road and we investigated but it was a false alarm with good intent in the end.”