University of Glasgow buildings evacuated over suspect package

A number of buildings at the University of Glasgow have been evacuated after a suspect package was found in the mailroom.

A Tweet from the University said it was acting under advice from Police Scotland.

The Royal Bank of Scotland HQ at Gogarburn in Edinburgh was also evacuated after similar reports.

But Police Scotland confirmed later that the package posed no risk to the public and contained promotional goods.

The area surrounding the building was reopened at about 13:00 and the public thanked for their patience.

Initial police reports concerned the two packages.

A Police Scotland statement said: “Around 10:50am, on Wednesday 6 March 2019, police received two reports of suspicious packages found at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.

“Emergency services are in attendance and both buildings have been evacuated. At this stage there is nothing to link these incidents. The items will be examined and enquiries are ongoing.”

In Glasgow, the university areas affected include:

  • The Boyd Orr Building
  • Mailroom
  • OTC
  • Wolfson Medical Building
  • And Bower Building.

Others sites closed are the Isabella Elder Building, James McCune Smith Learning Hub and the Joseph Black Building.

Classes in these buildings have been cancelled for the rest of the day, with hundreds of students affected.

University Gardens and part of University Avenue have also been cordoned off by police.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47471043

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