Police have arrested a 43-year-old man after a disturbance at the Dundee Ann Summers shop.
Officers were called to Reform Street just before 4.30pm on Tuesday.
The lingerie store was forced to close with shoppers still inside as a man was detained by police.
Witnesses looked on in shock as several police units arrived on the scene.
An onlooker said: “We couldn’t see inside the shop but it was terrifying to see what was unfolding.
Another witnesses from a nearby store said: “It was really quite scary, not something you expect to see.”
One other shopper said: “The sirens were blaring when the police came into the street.”
The entrance to the shop appears damaged after the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At around 4.25pm on Tuesday, we received a report of windows being damaged in the Reform Street area.
“Officers attended and a 43-year-old man was arrested.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”