Edinburgh crime: Police swoop on residential street near school as man ‘in possession of weapon’ arrested
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Police swooped on a residental Edinburgh street on Friday morning after reports of a man with a weapon nearby.
A large police presence was seen in the Pilton area of the city, at the corner of Pennywell Road and West Pilton Bank, at around 11.30am.
Officers arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.30am on Friday, 17 November, 2023, police were called to a report of a man believed to be in possession of a weapon in the Pennywell Road area of Edinburgh.
“Officers attended and a 40-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”