Man held after Lawnmarket incident

A man was detained after a disturbance in the city centre.

Sunday, 28th August 2016, 5:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 28th August 2016, 6:09 pm
The Lawnmarket

The Lawnmarket was cordoned off as police arrived on Sunday afternoon.

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A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We can confirm that a disturbance reported at an address in the Lawnmarket earlier today came to a peaceful conclusion at around 4pm. A man has since been detained in relation to this matter.”

Police dismissed reports on social media that the man had a device strapped to him as untrue.