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Scotland is suspended after suspicious packages have been found



Parts of Scotland are blocked after suspicious packages have been found at a university and a major bank headquarters.

The RBS headquarters in Edinburgh was evacuated after suspicious packages were found.

The police rushed to the scene at 10:45 am when workers were evacuated from the RBS building in Gogarburn, Edinburgh.

Read more: RBS headquarters in Edinburgh evacuated due to suspicious packages

Since then, staff are returning to work with officials who say the package is not a risk to the public.

A spokesman for the Scottish police said: "The police in Edinburgh were called at 10.45 am on Wednesday, March 6, at the Royal Bank of Scotland building in Glasgow Road after a suspicious package was reported.

"Research has shown that the package poses no threat to the public and contains promotional materials.

"The building's surroundings have been reopened, and the public is thanked for their patience while this incident continued."

It comes as students and staff from the University of Glasgow were escorted off campus after a "suspicious package" was found in their post office. Glasgow University campus buildings were evacuated after the discovery of a suspected package.

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A Glasgow University spokesman said: "A suspicious package has been found in the university's post office on the main campus.

"The University works closely with Police Scotland, and on its advice, University Avenue has been temporarily closed."

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Buses and traffic are rerouted after the incident Moves less than 24 hours after the Terror Terror Police investigated three packages of explosives found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Station.

The "small improvised explosive devices" were found in postcards in A4 format, said the Metropolitan Police.

The troupe's Anti Terrorism Command treats it as a "linked series" and "openness" over motives.

The Irish police support the Met when the Heathrow and Waterloo parcels were stamped in the Republic of Ireland.

Heathrow Compass Center was evacuated after a parcel arrived at the police at 09:55 GMT.

The unit went down on fire when the staff opened the bag.

A second explosive was found in the mail room of Waterloo Station with the same "Love & Wedding" stamps Scotland Yard: "The packages – all white A4-sized mail bags with yellow Jiffy bags – were tested by skilled small improvised Be explosive device.

"These devices appear to be able to ignite an initially small fire when it is opened at this early stage of the investigation."

Read More: Explosives were found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Station

A spokeswoman for Heathrow said the airport would support the police investigation into the "crime".

The Gardaí confirmed that he also supported the Met.

Ireland's Postal Service identified the stamps as a "Love & Wedding" design for greeting cards, wedding invitations and thank-you cards.

The Compass Center, an office for Heathrow employees and not part of the passenger terminals, remains closed.

The image of the Jiffy Bag addressed to Waterloo seems to show the address of the sender as Bus Eireann, Dublin.

The operator said the police had no contact, and a spokeswoman said, "Bus Eireann is currently unaware of this and we have no further comment."


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