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.