Bus incident man detained near Scottish Parliament

Police officers attended an incident on a bus in the Canongate near to the Scottish Parliament building at around 4.10pm. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Police officers attended an incident on a bus in the Canongate near to the Scottish Parliament building at around 4.10pm. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been detained following an incident on a bus near the Scottish Parliament.

It is understood he was allegedly being racially abusive towards foreign students on the bus.

When they challenged him, he allegedly claimed to have a can of petrol and asked if anyone had a lighter.

Police said there was no risk to the public.

A police spokesman said: “Police officers attended an incident on a bus in the Canongate near to the Scottish Parliament building at around 4.10pm.

“A man has been detained. There is no risk to the public.”

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