Man arrested at Queensferry Asda on Tuesday evening was believed to be carrying a knife.
Facebook and to a lesser extend Twitter was alive with comments about an incident involving a man and some sort of weapon outside Asda Queensferry last night (Tuesday 25th November)
Police have confirmed they were called to a disturbance at the store at 9.00pm.
“A man was arrested for affray, procession of an offensive weapon and shoplifting.” a spokesperson said.
One person said they had been locked inside Asda for their own safety while Police dealt with the incident.
@AndrewScarfo dunno, me and jake got locked in and some guy got arrested outside the store.. Apparently he had a gun..
— Dan Taylor (@taylordan_) November 25, 2014
Social media went into overdrive, as it does, with rumours of a man rampaging through Asda with a gun, clearly not true.
One ‘trusted’ source posted this update on Facebook :
“it wasn’t a gun it was a kitchen knife and it was security who were threatened, all customers were kept away from the situation.
We initially thought this tweet was related to the incident:
￼It turned out to be a bit ‘red herring’ as Police were tweeting about an anti social behaviour incident at an address in Aston Road they later confirmed.
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