Armed police and the force helicopter were called to a domestic incident which led to the arrest of two men in Sudbury on Tuesday night.
Police were called to the Hardy Court area of the town at around 4pm following reports of a dispute between two neighbours.
By the time police had arrived, one of the men had fled the scene, prompting a large-scale man hunt involving armed police and the force helicopter.
Witnesses described seeing a large police presence in the area.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that armed police were called to help carry out the search and that the force helicopter was also requested. The helicopter was stood down shortly after the missing man was located.
Police eventually found the man in the car park of B&Q on the Woodhall Business Park.
Following the incident, two men were arrested and both released on police bail.
A 50-year-old man from Sudbury was arrested on suspicion of affray.
He was released on conditional bail and must return to the Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday, July 31.
The other man, a 60-year-old, also from Sudbury, was arrested on suspicion of using violence to gain entry.
He was also released on police bail and must return to the Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds on the same date.