Suspect charged after armed police search for man with 'weapon'

No one was injured as a result of the incident in Inverurie and police said there is no wider threat to the public.

Man to appear in Aberdeen court after armed police called to incident in Port Elphinstone, Inverurie Fubar News

A man has been charged after armed police were called to reports of a person carrying a weapon in Aberdeenshire.

Police were called an address in Port Elphinstone, Inverurie shortly before 3pm on Wednesday, where specialist officers were seen searching near a property at Crichie Circle.

Police said that it had been reported that a man was seen “in possession of a possible weapon”.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and has been charged in connection with the incident.

He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

The force said that no one was injured as a result of the incident and that there is no wider threat to the public.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers, including specialist officers, attended an address at Crichie Circle in Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, following reports of a man seen in possession of a possible weapon in the Elphinstone Road area.

“Police were called to the scene at around 2.55pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

“A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

“No one was injured during the incident and there was no risk to the wider public.”