Police are at the scene in Inchmickery Court in Muirhaus, in the north of the Scottish town. It is believed that they stayed there for several hours. The witness said the apartment building was cordoned off. They told local Edinburgh Evening News: “Firefighters showed up this morning and I think they wanted to go to one of the apartments.

“There were screams through the door, but due to the strong wind and the height of the building it was impossible to hear what was being said.

“Then the police appeared in full gear. Armed officers that looked like two vans from a support unit.

“The building was closed, so no one came in or out. Incidents often happen in these apartments, and people like me – I jumped out to walk the dog – can’t come back. “



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