Armed cops swoop on car after high-speed chase through Edinburgh suburb
SHOCKED drivers watched on as armed police pulled over a car in Liberton after a high-speed pursuit.
Witnesses reported up to five unmarked police cars tailing a dark saloon in Kirk Brae at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.
Police confirmed officers were acting on a tip-off of a gun being carried though no weapon was found.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to reports of a potential firearms related incident.
“As part of enquiries a vehicle was stopped on Lasswade Road around 9.30pm on Tuesday, 31 March.
“Search warrants were executed and no evidence of a firearm was found. There is no ongoing threat to the wider community.
“Five men were arrested in connection with unrelated incidents.”