West End Police Station bomb threat: Edinburgh police station locked down after potential bomb threat

Police Scotland confirmed that a police station in Edinburgh had to be evacuated due to a potential bomb threat on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 4:38 pm
The incident happened on Wednesday morning at West End Police Station after what was believed to be a piece of unexploded ordnance was handed into the station.

The incident happened at around 10.35am on Wednesday at West End Police Station after what was believed to be a piece of unexploded ordnance was handed into the station.

The building was evacuated as a precaution and specialist bomb disposal teams were sent in to examine the item.

However, just after midday, it was established that there was no risk or threat.

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Police Scotland gave an update that police station operations went back to normal at around 12.30 pm.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.35am, a member of the public handed in an item at West End Police Station, Edinburgh, which was believed to potentially be a piece of unexploded historical ordnance.

“The item was assessed by specialists, who established there was no risk or threat.

“The building had been evacuated as a precaution."

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