Chambers Street Edinburgh: Police deal with ongoing bomb scare in city centre near National Museum of Scotland

A major emergency services operation was underway in Edinburgh city centre earlier today, following reports of an unidentified package.
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The alarm was raised shortly before 11am, and police and firefighters rushed to the area.

Chambers Street was closed and cordoned off by officers, but has now re-opened

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Locals also spotted a bomb disposal truck outside the National Museum of Scotland on Tuesday afternoon.

Several Lothian Buses services were diverted due to the ongoing incident, but the diversion has now ended.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police received a report of an unidentified package at a building on Chambers Street, Edinburgh around 10.55am on Tuesday, 27 September, 2022.

“Officers are in attendance and the building has been evacuated. Enquiries are ongoing.”