Police station evacuated as bomb squad called over ‘explosive device’

The device was handed in to the police station on Wednesday morning.

Police station evacuated as bomb squad called over ‘explosive device’ © Google Maps 2022
'Explosive': Specialists were called to the scene.

A police station has been evacuated after a potentially explosive device was handed in to officers.

The incident took place at West End Police Station on Torphichen Place in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning.

Specialists were called and all officers and staff were evacuated from the building as a precaution.

The device, described as a piece of unexploded historical ordinance, was handed in by a member of the public at around 10.35am.

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The device was assessed and and found to pose no risk or threat.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed the incident.

He 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 ordinance.

“The item was assessed by specialists, who established there was no risk or threat. The building had been evacuated as a precaution.”