‘Sus­pi­cious pack­age’ found near Par­lia­ment

Evening Times - - NEWS -

A STREET in cen­tral Ed­in­burgh was closed off yes­ter­day after­noon af­ter a sus­pi­cious pack­age was dis­cov­ered near to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Po­lice were called to Holy­rood Road in the city cen­tre just af­ter 1.30pm with a cor­don put in place to close off the route.

It has been re­ported the item was found in Gul­lan’s Close.

A bomb dis­posal squad was sent to the scene, with footage on so­cial me­dia show­ing a con­trolled ex­plo­sion be­ing car­ried out.

A ro­bot from the spe­cial­ist team was dis­patched to in­spect the item.

The busy road saw traf­fic rerouted, while the west to east sec­tion of Holy­rood Park was also closed off to the pub­lic.

Build­ings nearby were also evac­u­ate while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der way.

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