Video: Bomb squad called to '˜suspicious item' at Edinburgh bus stop

THE bomb squad was called to a bus shelter in north Edinburgh last night after a suspicious item was discovered.

Police closed off part of Newhaven Road after the item was reported to officers on Tuesday evening.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team also rushed to the scene.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Newhaven Road at around 5.45pm following reports of a suspicious item found at a bus stop.

Police have closed off Newhaven Road, Picture: @thesunsetlab
Police have closed off Newhaven Road, Picture: @thesunsetlab

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“A cordon was put in place as we awaited EOD assessment of the item. The public are thanked for their cooperation.”

One local resident captured video of a robotic bomb disposal unit travelling along a cordoned-off Newhaven Road. The video was uploaded to their Reddit account.

Police Scotland later confirmed that the suspicious item posed no risk: “The EOD were called to assess the item and have established that this posed no risk to the public. Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident continue.”

Picture: Reddit user/Gusisme

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Police have closed off Newhaven Road, Picture: @thesunsetlab
Picture: Reddit user/Gusisme