Officers told the Herald they received a report around 7am of a disturbance at Victoria Street.
A police spokesperson said officers launched a full search of the area in an effort to locate a man and that their inquiries are continuing.
They have declined to go into any further details.
Eye witnesses spoke of officers with police dogs running through back gardens and a police helicopter flying overhead.
Another posted on a community social media page: “What the hell is going on?”
The incident is not believed to be related to an assault on the canal path near the Leisuredrome at Bishopbriggs last week.
A police spokesperson said there was “no threat to the general public” regarding yesterday’s incident.