The Armed Offenders Squad swarmed a Hamilton street last night where a man had reportedly run off with a shotgun.

Police cordoned the area around Maitland St in Frankton where the man had reportedly run down a driveway.

A police spokesman said at 9.20pm the cordon had been removed, but police continued to make inquiries in response to a report of a man having a firearm.

Earlier yesterday, there were six police cars, a number of unmarked police cars, several officers, a large number of armed offenders squad members and police dogs are at the scene, Maitland St resident Brent Halpon said.​

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"There's snipers on every corner. It's pretty intense."

Another Maitland St resident, Lizzie Pascoe, said she was told by police that the man ran off with a shotgun after being pulled over by police.

Outside the police cordon at Maitland St. Photo / Belinda Feek
Outside the police cordon at Maitland St. Photo / Belinda Feek

A Maitland St resident then called police saying there was a man with a shotgun in their backyard.