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

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A major emergency services operation was underway in Edinburgh city centre earlier today, following reports of an unidentified package.

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.”