A Garda negotiator had to be called in to deal with a potential armed stand-off in Carlow Town this morning.
The incident took place at about 6.30am when a man in a distressed state made a call to 999.
The man claimed he had a gun in his home near The Laurels, on the outskirts of the town.
The negotiator managed to communicate with the man and the incident was resolved shortly after 9.30am.
No firearm was discovered and no-one was injured.