Armed police remain on the scene three hours after swooping on Hucknall town centre.
Officers from the armed and dog sections are still poised to respond as required outside the Spot On snooker hall on Vine Terrace.
Streets remain closed off from Station Road at the Byron bingo hall to Watnall Road.
Shops and businesses were forced to close early as the scene was evacuated by police around 4.30pm.
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