Man tasered by armed police

A man was tasered after armed police swarmed a flat in Clermiston last night following reports of a disturbance.

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 12:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 12:58 pm
Police were called to the incident on Birchwood View
Police were called to the incident on Birchwood View

The incident took place around 10.10pm in Birchwood View after concerns were raised for a man’s welfare.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to a report of concern for a person at a flat in Birchwood View, which was received around 10.10pm on Wednesday June 7.

“Armed officers were deployed to the scene and a taser was utilised to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.

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“A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“As is the case in all incidents where a firearm is discharged, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner have been notified and we continue to liaise with them surrounding this.”