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Police Scotland have confirmed that an incident at Edinburgh Airport following the discovery of a suspicious bag has been resolved.

The alert was raised at around 1.50pm today (Tuesday, January 7th) and the building was subsequently evacuated, with a 100m cordon put in place to ensure the safety of the public.

The EOD was immediately contacted and attended along with the emergency service agencies. A thorough examination of the bag was undertaken and the contents were deemed safe.

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Chief Inspector David Campbell from Police Scotland’s Border Policing Command said: “As part of a routine bag search at the airport, suspicions were raised about the contents of one item of hand luggage and the decision was taken to evacuate the airport while the appropriate enquiries could be carried out.

“We are now satisfied there isn’t, nor was there ever, any risk to the public and the airport will now begin to reopen.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation during the emergency service response.”