Two men have been arrested a large number of armed police were spotted across Moulsecoomb and Bevendean today.
A police helicopter circling above area and critical care ambulances were sent to the scene.
Footage shows a house on Norwich Drive, Bevendean, being raided by armed officers with shields.
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Armed police and police dogs were also sighted in Birdham Road, Moulsecoomb, from 11.50am.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that the incident could be a robbery of a local supermarket.
Brighton and Hove Buses tweeted: “Due to a police incident Norwich Drive in Bevendean is currently blocked.
“Service #BH48 are diverting via Heath Hill Avenue and Leybourne Road until further notice.”
Two men were arrested after assault in Brighton, Sussex Police said this afternoon.
The force said: “At approximately 9.45am on Wednesday (6 December) officers were called to report of an assault at a shop in The Highway, Moulsecoomb.
“The 49-year-old victim, a local man, was treated for a head injury at the scene by the ambulance service.
“Witnesses reported seeing three men flee the scene in a blue Ford Fiesta which collided with another vehicle and the front of a house in Colbourne Avenue minutes later.
“Following an extensive search, assisted by a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, a 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and a 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm (ABH)
“They remain in police custody at this time.
“Inquiries are now ongoing to locate a third suspect.
“Anyone who witnessed the assault or the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 296 of 06/12.
“Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has any dashcam footage.”