Salmond among targets of fake letter bombs

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FIRST Minister Alex Salmond was one of six people allegedly targeted by a man claiming to have sent out letter bombs.

Last night police were reportedly alerted after the man called a newspaper office claiming to have sent the devices on behalf of the Scottish National Liberation Army.

A device, which is not believed to have contained explosives, was sent to the First Minister at his official residence, Bute House, in Charlotte Square.

Also allegedly targeted were the SNP's headquarters in McDonald Road, the Lib Dem MSP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Mike Rumbles and Glasgow City Chambers. The man also claimed to have sent devices to two other addresses in Scotland and is understood to have used a recognised code word during the call.

Following the incident police arrested a man at a flat in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, and a 33- year-old man is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff court on Monday in connection with the incident.

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