FOUR men were arrested after police received reports that they were carrying a handgun in Wigan town centre.
Officers were dispatched to Library Street at about 11.40am on Saturday (September 13).
Four men were detained at the scene and a ball bearing gun seized.
A police spokesman said no shots were discharged and there were no reports of any injuries.
Officers subsequently cordoned off part of Library Street for several hours for forensic work.
The four suspects were taken into police custody for questioning.