Bomb disposal team called to Queen's Edinburgh home

Police arrested a man after a bomb disposal team visited a report on a suspicious item in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh.

Officials were seen searching the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Officers with long sticks were seen methodically combing the forecourt and grass outside the building in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Others looked into sewers and under cars, and some officers put items in clear plastic bags.

Police vehicles were stationed in front of several entrances to the palace.

The Scottish Police said they were called to the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh at around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey Strand, Edinburgh, at around 8:50 pm on Tuesday, March 23rd, after a suspicious item was reported. It was made safe after examination by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

“A 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. There was no threat to the public and an investigation into the full circumstances is underway. “


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