Five people were arrested by armed police officers in Longlevens last night.
A prompt response was made by Gloucestershire Police after they received a report of three men in a car who were believed to have been sighted with weapons.
A vehicle was safely stopped on Cheltenham Road at around 9.15pm yesterday and two occupants of the vehicle were arrested. Three further men were arrested from a second vehicle in connection with the incident a short time later.
Five men from Gloucester, aged between 19 and 21, were all arrested in connection with this incident and remain in custody today.