Man arrested after bomb disposal team called to suspicious item at Holyroodhouse

Lucinda Cameron, PA Scotland
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Police have arrested a man after a bomb disposal team attended a report of a suspicious item in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Police Scotland said they were called to the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh at around 8.50pm on Tuesday.

The bomb disposal team were called to the scene to examine the item and made it safe.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey Strand, Edinburgh, around 8.50pm on Tuesday March 23, following a report of a suspicious item.

“Following examination by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), it was made safe.

“A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. There was no threat to the public and inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances.”

Police at Holyroodhouse
Police officers were seen carrying out searches in the grounds (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Police officers carried out searches in the palace grounds on Wednesday morning.

Officers carrying long sticks were seen methodically combing the forecourt and grass outside the building.

Others looked down drains and underneath cars and some officers were seen putting items into clear plastic bags.

Police vehicles were stationed outside several entrances to the palace.