The Tasman armed offenders squad was in Picton on Saturday looking for a man with a warrant out for his arrest.
A police spokeswoman confirmed the squad was in Picton, but would not comment further on the incident.
It is understood the police operation took place near Moana View Rd in Waikawa.
Police had information the man was at the address, however it is understood he was not and no arrests were made.
- The Marlborough Express