A man was arrested for drugs offences after police swooped on a street in Lochee.
Residents said as many as six police vehicles had been stationed across MacLaren Walk and Burnside Street before officers moved in.
Police were on the scene from around 11.30am before carrying out a stop and search on a man.
A police van was parked across MacLaren Walk with at least five officers on the scene.
One tenant, who has lived on MacLaren Walk for more than 27 years, said the incident was a first for her.
She said: “There was one police car here initially before more vehicles started to arrive.
“It seemed to me that a man and a woman were involved in the incident.
“I could hear a lot of shouting and saw the flashing blue lights from my window.
“The police must have been here from around 11.30am and didn’t leave until around 12.15pm.
“I have never seen a police presence like it in the street before.”
A police spokeswoman said the man was the only person arrested during the incident.
She added: “We can confirm a man was stopped and searched in the vicinity of Burnside Street and MacLaren Walk.
“He was arrested for drugs offences.”