Here’s what we know so far about the incident:
Where: Across the road from a Scotmid shop on Ferry Road, close to the junction with South Fort Street.
When: Police said they received the 999 call at 6:04pm this evening.
What: Police have sealed off part of Ferry Road as they respond to what they have described as an “ongoing incident.” A Scotmid worker told the Evening News they witnessed a man come into the shop and ask for bandages to help a person who had been “stabbed in the back” outside.
Emergency response: Eye-witnesses reported seeing about six police cars, three police vans and an ambulance at the scene.
Diversions: The official Lothian Buses twitter account alerted passengers to a service diversion because of the road closure. The tweet says: “Due to a road closure, services are not serving Ferry Road and are instead diverted via North Junction, Lindsay Road and Craighall Road in both directions till further notice.”
Sign up to our newsletter: enter your email in the box at the top of this article to get daily updates straight to your inbox.