Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man held after Edinburgh Royal Mile pharmacy incident

Police officers
Image caption Police officers spent several hours resolving the incident

A man has been led away in handcuffs following a stand-off at a pharmacy in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Police confirmed at 21:18 that the incident had been resolved. They said a man and a woman had been detained after a stun gun was used on the man.

A police statement said the woman has "taken ill" and is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A number of staff and customers were prevented from leaving the shop but they have been released unharmed.

The incident began at about 18:00 in a shop on the High Street between Jeffrey Street and North Bridge.

At least eight police vehicles attended and the Royal Mile was closed off.

Some of the police officers were armed.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said later that the incident was "resolved peacefully" and those who had been caught up in it were being assisted by the police and Scottish Ambulance Service.

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