Humberside Police are investigating reports of a robbery which prompted the force’s armed response unit to block off an east Hull street.
Officers were called to Rosmead Street at 5pm following reports that a gang of kids had held a knife to a man’s throat and robbed him of £100.
Police were at the scene within minutes and an investigation has been launched after a man had suffered “very minor injuries”.
A force spokesman said: “We attended Rosmead Street in Hull today at 5pm following a report that man had been injured during a robbery by a group of suspects with a bladed weapon.
“Officers quickly attended and found a man had received very minor injuries in an earlier altercation.
“We are looking into the account given to us regarding the report of a robbery.”
Whenever a report of someone being armed or using a weapon comes into police it is procedure to deploy the armed response unit.
On this occasion there was little threat to the wider community and no arrests have been made so far.
The force spokesman said: “He has been spoken to by officers. No one has been arrested.”
Residents have since spoken of their shock, saying it is usually a quiet street.
One man, who did not want to be named, said: “At one point there were armed police and a dog squad and there were quite a few police cars.
“This is normally a quiet area so it was quite a shock to see so many police and to hear what had happened.”
Anyone with any information should call 101, referencing log number 484 refers.