Police are leaving the scene of an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Christchurch.
A house in the suburb of Avonhead was surrounded for several hours on Wednesday after reports of a man with a gun.
Police were alerted at 11am that a man was pointing what may have been a firearm at passers-by on Staveley Street.
A search for the man was narrowed to Bevington Street, which is nearby to Staveley Street.
Police have now removed a cordon and have begun leaving the scene.
There have been no reports of any shots being fired.