Police hunt for 'man with box' after bomb scare at bus station

Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package was reported to police.

Police hunt for ‘man with box’ after bomb scare at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow Twitter / Yossarian67
The bomb squad was called to the scene on Wednesday.

Police are looking to trace a man spotted “carrying a cardboard box” following a bomb scare at a bus station in Glasgow.

Buchanan Bus Station was evacuated around midday on Wednesday after a suspicious package was found on the concourse of the building on Killermont Street.

The bomb squad was called to the scene however experts found the package was not explosive and confirmed there was no risk to the public.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed a man “carrying a cardboard box near stance 22” to come forward.

Detective constable John Fagan, of Greater Glasgow CID, said: “The incident caused extreme disruption in the local area and we are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We are appealing for anyone who was at Buchanan Bus Station around the time of the incident who witnessed a male carrying a cardboard box to come forward.

“In particular, we are looking to identify anyone who was near to Stance 22.

“The male was wearing dark clothing, a cream-coloured cap and had a black and white dog with him.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1299 of June 8.