One person in Custody after Edinburgh incident


By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Thankfully this ended well.

A person has been detained after an incident in central Edinburgh which led to part of the city being cordoned off, police have said.

Officers were called to reports of a man inside a building on Cockburn Street at about 22:00 BST on Saturday and began searching the property.

A man was later reported to have been seen on the roof of the building.

Police Scotland said its helicopter was sent out to assist and streets cordoned off as a precaution.

The cordon was being removed, it said later.

Witnesses on social media reported seeing the police helicopter circling the Scottish capital’s Old Town.

Some earlier postings on Twitter suggested a man was armed with a gun.

But Police Scotland says no firearms were involved in the incident and there was no risk to the public.

The Scotsman newspaper said that its former office at 30 Cockburn Street had been searched by officers.

The paper said 50 police officers carrying riot shields were at the scene, as well as fire engines.

While the incident was taking place a Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police and the fire service are in attendance to trace a man reported to be on a roof in Edinburgh city centre.”

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