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Armed police deployed amid searches in Aberdeen

Police at scene

Armed police were deployed after reports of concern for a man in the Hazlehead area of Aberdeen.

Armed and unarmed officers could be seen on the bridge leading from Hazlehead to Woodend Hospital.

Police Scotland said a search of woodland in the Hazlehead and Craigiebuckler areas had been launched but that there was "no threat to the public".

Officers later said that the man had been successfully traced.

The alarm was raised just before 13:00.

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