Armed police have cordoned off a major city centre road after an incident in the Georgian Quarter.

Officers are currently at the scene on Upper Parliament Street, near the city centre, and have erected a cordon in the area.

Road closures are in place between Catharine Street and Grove Street and public transport is being redirected.

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Armed police on Upper Parliament Street with cordon in place

Upper Parliament street is cordoned off tonight with a major police presence in the area.

Matrix units and armed officers are at the scene.

As of yet, the nature of the incident is unknown.

A major police incident involving armed officers has blocked off Upper Parliament Street as a cordon has been put in place