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Edinburgh police man injured during armed struggle

Police are seeking witnesses to the assault. Picture: TSPL

Police are seeking witnesses to the assault. Picture: TSPL

A policeman and another man have been taken to hospital following an armed struggle in Edinburgh city centre.

The man was tasered by police after wielding a knife at officers on the Mound shortly after 5pm.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary where he is being held in police custody.

A police officer is also being treated in hospital for a shoulder injury received during the incident. Princes Street was closed westbound for some time.

 

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