A man arrested by armed police in the centre of Huddersfield was not arrested in the end.
More than a dozen police officers were involved in the operation with around six police cars and an ambulance stationed outside the church.
The force’s helicopter swooped low overhead.
Police carried out a search of the man’s bags and he was treated for a superficial head wound.
Det Paul Savage of Kirklees CID said: “It was rather more dramatic than it seemed.
“He was in possession of a legally held, ball-bearing gun. He was spoken to afterwards.”