Residents were shocked as emergency services arrived on their quiet street following the sudden death of a man.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Poplar Grey Court in Whitfield at 5.30pm on Tuesday.
At least three police cars and two fire appliances were seen outside the housing complex on Dunbar Park.
A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed officers had been called to the scene following the “unexplained” death of a man. Police remained at the scene today.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service declined to reveal the role of firefighters in the operation, saying it was a police matter.
It is understood the dead man was in his early 40s and lived at Poplar Grey Court.
Resident John Barr, 47, said: “I heard loud banging up the stairs at around 5.30pm. I went up and all they said was that it was nothing to be worried about.
“It’s a very quiet area. I’m shocked because it’s not something you see here very often.
“It’s a shame, it’s not nice.”
Claire Wallace, 28, said: “There were two police vans and two fire engines, as well as two ambulances.
“There were quite a lot of cars. It’s usually quiet here but you do get the odd police car.
“It is a shock. You don’t hear about things like that very often.”
Another woman, who did not want to be named, said: “It was mobbed until late. They were still here at 11pm.
“There were police and firemen. I’m very shocked.”
Ryan Cavanagh, 29, said: “It’s shocking. It’s somebody’s family at the end of the day.
“I looked out of the window and saw the police and fire brigade.
“I’ve lived here for a year and a half and I’ve never seen a police car, a fire engine or an ambulance come here in that time.”
Fire crews had earlier parked up at nearby Braeview Academy, initially leading to fears of another incident at the school following September’s devastating blaze.
A statement from Police Scotland said: “We attended at Poplar Grey Court in Dundee at 5.25pm on Tuesday following the sudden death of a man. The death is being treated as unexplained.
“There was no wider threat to the public and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”