A 47-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery at an Aberdeen post office.
The move came after a major investigation was launched following the alleged crime at Sclattie Park Post Office in Bucksburn.
It is understood a weapon was involved in the incident, which occurred yesterday just before 1pm.
A female, believed to have been a member of staff in the post office, sustained minor injuries as a result.
Police arrested two men but have now released a 31-year-old without charge pending further investigation.
Detectives have appealed for two men who were in the area at the time to come forward.
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “I’d like to pass on my thanks to all those who have assisted with our inquiries.
“We are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has not already spoken to police to come forward.
“In particular, two men were at the shops at Sclattie Park and would have been aware of the incident happening. These two witnesses could have important information and I urge them to come forward.”
Det Insp Drummond added: “This was a horrific incident and I’d like to thank the members of staff at the post office and the public for their assistance so far.”
He said: “Our inquiries are continuing and I would urge anyone who was in the Sclattie Park or Fairies Knowe area of Bucksburn prior to or after the incident to come forward.”
More than half a dozen police units were at the scene and the shop was closed while investigations were ongoing.
Resident Marlene Sutherland, who has lived in the area for 39 years, had been relaxing with her grandchildren in the garden when she heard the police sirens.
The 68-year-old said: “This area is normally quiet, I’ve never seen anything like this before. I feel terrible, it makes me feel unsafe.”