Police were called to Church Street, Brighton, this morning to reports a man had been seen with a gun shortly before 7am.
However it was soon established the two guns he was carrying were theatrical props..
A spokeswoman from Sussex Police said: "Police attended Church Street in Brighton where a man was reported to have been seen with a gun shortly after 7am on Thursday (July 3).
"The two guns being carried by the man were actually theatrical props. Advice has been given that they should have been covered up while they were being moved."