A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening neighbours following a disturbance in a West End close.
At least six police vehicles were seen “circling” the Peddie Street area around 9am on Monday.
Police Scotland confirmed a 28-year-old man was arrested during the incident.
A witness who was en route to work in the city centre said it was “unusual” to see such a large police presence at that time of day.
He said: “I was very close to Hawkhill Tavern when I noticed a police van entering one of the side streets just before Peddie Street.
“In total I must have seen six cars in and around the streets.
“It was concerning to see so many in one area.
“I got the impression they were circling looking for someone.
“One police van was parked at the bottom of Peddie Street opposite Blackness Primary.
“As I got towards the Whitehall Theatre I could see the police were going in a bigger circumference of the area.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed the incident drew to a close after a man was traced nearby.
He said: “Police Scotland were called to a disturbance in a close on Peddie Street, Dundee, shortly after 8.30am on Monday.
“Inquiries were made in the area to trace the persons involved, and as a result a 28-year-old man was traced nearby and arrested.”