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A woman detained by police following an armed siege at an Edinburgh pharmacy has been taken to hospital for treatment, Police Scotland said:
Police confirm female detained by police following incident taken to Edinburgh Royal Infimary for treatment after becoming ill.From @policescotland on Twitter:
Specially-trained officers were in attendance and Taser was used to assist with safe detention of male to resolve incident.From @policescotland on Twitter:
An armed siege at a pharmacy in Edinburgh city centre has been "resolved peacefully", Police Scotland said:
Incident in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, has been resolved peacefully. 2 people, a male & a female, detained.From @policescotland on Twitter:
Staff & members of public inside pharmacy were prevented from leaving by man & woman. Now being assisted by police & ambulance personnel.From @policescotland on Twitter:
Sky News' James Matthews, who is at the scene where the Edinburgh armed siege took place, said a woman has been brought out of the pharmacy on a stretcher:
Edinburgh chemist stand-off: woman brought out on stretcher by paramedics into ambulanceFrom @jamesmatthewsky on Twitter:
An eyewitness who lives on Edinburgh's Royal Mile said she saw a man lock himself inside the pharmacy with four or five other people.
Mayte Fernaudez, 27, said: "I saw one man in the pharmacy lock the door. The police couldn't get in. I think the man was in his late 20s or early 30s.
"There were four or five other people in the pharmacy. I think there was one lady and more people inside".
Sky News' James Matthews, who is at the scene of the armed siege at the Edinburgh pharmacy, has said the stand-off is over:
Edinburgh chemist stand off is overFrom @jamesmatthewsky on Twitter:
Hostages being released, hugging each other on exit. 1 elderly woman, woman in 30's, & younger woman, poss teenagerFrom @jamesmatthewsky on Twitter:
Police just brought out male hostage taker in cuffs from Edinburgh chemists. Paramedics inside nowFrom @jamesmatthewsky on Twitter:
Police in Scotland said the man and woman involved in an armed siege at a pharmacy are believed to be in possession of a bladed weapon.
A spokesperson said:
We are currently in attendance at a business where a male and female are causing a disturbance inside.
The male and female are believed to be in possession of a bladed weapon and officers are in the process of getting them out of the building.
Police have surrounded a pharmacy in Edinburgh in an armed stand-off with a man and woman.
A large section of the city's Royal Mile has been sealed off by emergency services dealing with the "significant" incident.
Officers said the man and woman causing the disturbance were believed to have a bladed weapon.
Reports that staff had been taken hostage at the Royal Mile Pharmacy were unconfirmed.