Armed police lock down residential street in Edinburgh

Armed police lock down residential street and ‘tell people living there to stay indoors’

Armed police have cornered off a block of flats at a residential area in Edinburgh in an ongoing incident. 

They arrived at Murrayburn Place in Wester Hailes at around 1.30pm and remain at the scene.

The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

Police Scotland has been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

One resident said they stepped out their home to grab some lunch but were told to ‘get back inside’ by an armed officer in tactical gear. 

‘When I asked him what was going on, he said he couldn’t tell me,’ they told the Daily Record. 

Armed police in tactical gear with machine guns are pictured in Murrayburn Place in Edinburgh

Residents have said they were told to go back inside the block by armed police

Pictured are members of the public at the scene of the incident. Details are currently unknown 

A resident in the area said ‘tactical police with machine guns’ swooped down on the block.

‘I have no idea what is going on, but it seems serious, is a big crowd and police still there, my jaw dropped, it’s the first thing I noticed when I left my house,’ they told EdinburghLive.

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