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Last Updated: Monday, 2 May, 2005, 17:06 GMT 18:06 UK
Gun alert at medical centre ends
Streets around the medical centre were cordoned off
Streets around the medical centre were cordoned off
An alert involving a man feared to be armed with a handgun inside a medical centre in Edinburgh has been brought to a peaceful end.

Streets around the Springwell Medical Centre, at Ardmillan Terrace in the Gorgie area, were closed at 1445 BST when a man allegedly produced a weapon.

However, the 33-year-old man emerged from the doctors' surgery almost three hours later, with a friend.

No staff or other members of the public had been inside the premises.

A police spokesman said: "Two men were detained at around 1725 BST following an incident on Ardmillan Terrace in Edinburgh.

"Tests are currently being carried out on a weapon to establish if it is a real firearm."


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