Police attend incident at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary

POLICE are in attendance at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) following reports of a male acting suspiciously in the hospital grounds.

Picture: Greg Macvean

Some users on Twitter speculated that patients and staff had been evacuated from the building due to a gunman, but Police Scotland have stated that this was not the case.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh are in attendance following a report of a possible suspicious male in the grounds of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

“Inquiries are ongoing. This is not being treated as a firearms incident.”