Police in Edinburgh cordon off part of city center in response to incident
There's apparently a guy with a bomb strapped to his chest on Bank Street in Edinburgh right now. If anyone is near, get away! #Edinburgh— Morag Robertson (@MoragRobertson) August 28, 2016
Several Twitter users reported a heavy police presence in the Mound area of Edinburgh, with one claiming that the chaos had been instigated by a man who had a bomb strapped to his chest.
@iamjasminex people working nearby aren't allowed to leave work, but no official reports of specifics, just police in riot gear on mound!— Morag Robertson (@MoragRobertson) August 28, 2016
Reports that the Mound in Edinburgh has been cordoned off due to an "ongoing incident" - source says 12 police cars are on the scene.— Angus Duncan (@Angus_Duncan) August 28, 2016
In a statement to RT, Police Scotland confirmed officers cordoned off an area in the Lawnmarket to pedestrians and traffic while they worked to resolve an incident “after receiving a report of concern for a male occupant”.
Police Scotland: Situation in #Edinburgh city centre resolved - reports a man with a device strapped to him are untrue.— Paul Smith (@Journo_Paul) August 28, 2016
“We can confirm that a disturbance reported at an address in the Lawnmarket earlier today (Sunday) came to a peaceful conclusion at around 4:00pm,” said a spokesperson.
“A man has since been detained in relation to this matter”.
“Local roads have been fully reopened and the public is thanked for their patience and cooperation,” they concluded.