Police Scotland were alerted to an incident in the Old Tolbooth Wynd area shortly after 1am.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 51-year-old man in connection with attempted murder after officers were called to an address in the Old Tolbooth Wynd area at around 1.05am on Wednesday, April 10.
“A 51-year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released following treatment.
“The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, April 11.”
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