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Pharmacy armed siege is over

An armed siege at a pharmacy in Edinburgh involving several hostages is over. Police say a woman who was detained has been taken to hospital "after becoming ill." Officers said a Taser was used to apprehend a man.

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Armed siege at Edinburgh city centre pharmacy

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.

Police at the scene of the incident on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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.

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