A heavy police presence caused consternation in Broughty Ferry this afternoon.
Residents in the Balgillo Road area saw numerous police units arrive shortly after 4pm.
It’s thought that a manhunt may have been in progress.
Police Scotland, however, denied there had been any activity in the area.
One witness said: “I saw a number of police cars on Rossie Avenue and Westerton Avenue and then a police van.
“A short time later there were bobbies on foot walking the streets.
“They were highly visible for about half an hour to 45 minutes.”
Another witness reported that officers had told him only that they were searching for “a man in a beige jacket”.
Locals also took to social media to question the heavy police presence.
One posted simply: “Why are there so many police vehicles in Balgillo Road.”
A police spokesman denied there was an ongoing incident, suggesting that community officers may have been carrying out enquiries into an earlier incident.