Search launched for man carrying weapon near primary school

Police were called to Calder Grove on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of a man being spotted with a weapon.

Search for man carrying ‘offensive weapon’ near Sighthill Primary School on Calder Grove in Edinburgh © Google Maps 2023

A search has been launched for a man carrying a weapon near a primary school in Edinburgh.

Police were called to Sighthill Primary School, on Calder Grove, at around 2.40pm on Wednesday after receiving reports of a man carrying an “offensive weapon”.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the local area, however the man has not yet been traced.

Enquiries are continuing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.40pm on Wednesday, November 16, police were called to a report of a man in possession of an offensive weapon causing a disturbance on Calder Grove, Edinburgh.

“Officers attended and carried out searches and enquiries to trace him.

“There are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are continuing.”

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