Armed police called to Moredun flats in response to reported firearm threat

Armed police were called to a block of flats in Moredun after reports of a possible firearm within a property.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 4:43 pm

Officers scrambled to the scene near Marytree House in the Craigour Green area at around 12.25 today after being alerted to a possible threat.

Multiple armed police officers were seen holding weapons as they walked through a car park in the area, sparking concerns for local residents.

Officers remain at the scene and police have moved to reassure the public that there is no wider threat.

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Armed police have been pictured in a car park in Moredun.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Edinburgh were called to a property in the Craigour Green area at around 12.25pm on Tuesday, 22 October following a report that a potential firearm was within a property.

"Inquiries are ongoing. Officers remain at the scene and there is no wider threat to the public."