Police arrest man after bomb squad is called to Queen’s residence to investigate ‘suspicious item’

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A man has been arrested after a bomb disposal team were called to the Queen's Edinburgh resident to look into a "suspicious item".

The bomb squad made the item, which was sent to the Palace of Holyrood House, safe after they were called onto the scene on Tuesday.

Police Scotland stated a 39 year old man has been placed under arrest in connection with the incident.

"We were called to the Palace of Holyrood House, Abbey Strand, Edinburgh, around 8.50pm on Tuesday, March 23, following a report of a suspicious item," a spokesperson from Police Scotland said.


"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 enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances."

The Queen is currently isolating in Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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