Police in riot gear have cordoned-off the Lawnmarket area in Edinburgh's city center. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man with a bomb strapped to his chest.
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.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said that “police in Edinburgh are currently attending an address in the Lawnmarket after receiving a report of concern for a male occupant.
“The incident is ongoing however there is no threat to the wider public
“An area around the Lawnmarket is at present cordoned off to pedestrians and traffic as we work to bring this matter to peaceful conclusion.”
Emergency service raced to Lady Stair’s Close, an area near the mound, according to Live Edinburgh News.
Police in Edinburgh cordon off part of city center, emergency services dispatched Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-08-2016 17:29
- 28-08-2016 18:34
There is nothing like a good rumour on Twitter to start the conspiracy theorists.
- 28-08-2016 18:56
Not seeing this on other news agencies and Police Scotland stated reports of a bomb are untrue (I found that in your own link, OP, lol).
- 29-08-2016 16:47
Russia Today producing bull-**** news? Well, I never.