Edinburgh residents were evicted from their homes yesterday when a suspicious device was found in a neighbor’s property.
Local police and a bomb disposal team were dragged on Kamli Bank Street just after 2.30pm following a report of a suspicious ordinance.
Neighboring houses were evacuated as a precaution and nearby roads were closed.
The bombers moved the device to a safe location so that it could detonate in a controlled manner.
Police said the incident did not pose a major threat to the wider population and residents have since been allowed to return to their homes.
However, as a precaution, officers remained at the scene for several hours after the alarm was sounded.
A Scotland Police spokesman said: “At around 2.35pm, we received a report of a possible ordinance found in a property on Camille Bank Street in Edinburgh.
“A siege was carried out by the officers and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team participated and the possible ordinance was moved to a safe place where a controlled explosion could take place.
“The siege was lifted and those evacuated from their homes returned as a precaution.”
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