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The incident occurred at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday near Snacks convenience store on King Street West. (Google Maps)

Two men are facing charges in connection with a disturbance on Saint John's west side on Tuesday afternoon.

Police had received a call about a man carrying a shotgun and threatening to shoot two officers, which resulted in several streets being blocked off and the emergency tactical team being called in.

Sgt. Jay Henderson said in a news release the report ended up being false.

A 59-year-old man has been charged with public mishchief, leading police into a false investigation, said Henderson.

A 60-year-old man has also been charged with unsafe storage of a firearm, he said.

Both men have been released on conditions and will return to court at a later date to answer to the charges.

The incident occurred at about 2:10 p.m. in the area of Snacks convenience store on King Street West, near the Tim Hortons.

Two men were later arrested without incident.