Scottish police send bomb disposal team to central Edinburgh

Authorities investigate a suspicious package reported to be in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, on March 6, 2019.
Authorities investigate a suspicious package reported to be in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, on March 6, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) -  A police bomb disposal team was sent to Princes Street in central Edinburgh on Thursday (March 7) after receiving a report of a suspicious package, the BBC reported.

Police in Scotland had earlier evacuated a building on Princes Street after receiving the report, a day after they blew up a device in Glasgow.

White postal bags containing small parcel bombs were sent to London's Heathrow and City Airport, and Waterloo - the capital's busiest train station - on Tuesday.

On Wednesday police blew up a parcel sent to the University of Glasgow and said it was linked to those received in London.

"We received a report of a suspicious package having been received at a business premises on Princes Street at around 12.30pm today," Edinburgh Police said on Twitter.

"The building has been evacuated as a precaution & officers are in attendance to progress inquiries. We will provide further updates in due course."