Edinburgh police, ambulance and fire crews called to Old Medical School in Teviot Place after package found

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Multiple emergency services vehicles are in attendance

Emergency services rushed to a busy Edinburgh Fringe venue after a suspicious package was found.

Police were called to Teviot Place at 11.40am and put a cordon in place, shutting a section of pavement outside the Old Medical School. An eyewitness told the Evening News that two police vans, two fire engines and three ambulances attended.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 11.40am on Wednesday, 9 August, to a report of a suspect package in the Teviot Place area of Edinburgh. Emergency services attended and it was established there was no danger to the public. The package has been recovered and enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances."

Massive emergency services response at the sceneMassive emergency services response at the scene
Massive emergency services response at the scene

The building is located behind the McEwan Hall, which is an Underbelly venue for the Edinburgh Fringe.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were called to assist emergency service partners at an incident on Teviot Place, Edinburgh at 11.51am on Wednesday, 9 August. “Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances and a specialist resource vehicle to the incident. “Crews left the scene at 2.20pm after ensuring the area was safe.”

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