Man charged over suspicious box that forced evacuation of bus station

Army bomb disposal crews were called to assess the threat posed by the item at the Glasgow terminus.

Man charged over evacuation of Buchanan bus station after suspicious package discovered Twitter / Yossarian67

A man has been charged in connection with a suspicious package which forced the evacuation of Buchanan bus station.

Passengers were rushed from the Glasgow terminus was at around midday on June 8 after an unknown cardboard box was found on the concourse of the building.

Surrounding areas were also cleared of passers-by while army bomb disposal experts rushed to the scene.

It was later found the package was not explosive and posed no risk to the public, however Police Scotland launched a bid to trace a man seen in the area with the item hours before the incident.

A 50-year-old man has since been charged and is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court in the near future.

He has since been released on undertaking, officers confirmed.

A spokesperson said: “A 50-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident in Glasgow on Wednesday, June 8.

“Around 12.15pm officers responded to a report of a suspicious package at Buchanan Bus Station.

“He has been released on undertaking to appear at Glasgow Sherriff Court at a later date.”

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