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Man charged after incident in Edinburgh hospital grounds

A man has been arrested and charged following an incident in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh psychiatric hospital on Thursday.

Two people, a 43-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man, sustained "superficial injuries" during the incident.

Police were called to the hospital at about 15:45.

A 49-year-old man was detained by police in the grounds of the hospital in the Morningside area of the city. He will appear in court later.

Police cordoned off the area during the alert and staff, patients and local residents were told to stay inside as armed officers searched the area.

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