Glasgow University has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the university mailroom. 

Police have now confirmed they have carried out a controlled explosion. 

UPDATE: University of Glasgow: Bomb disposal experts carry out controlled explosion 

A number of buildings on campus were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The buildings that have been evacuated will remain closed for the rest of the day with classes in the affected buildings cancelled. 

A police spokesperson said: "The package was not opened and no one was injured. The emergency services were alerted and several buildings within the estate were evacuated as a precaution. A controlled explosion of the device was carried out this afternoon by EOD.

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"A number of police cordons in and around University Avenue remain in place until further notice. There is no ongoing risk to the public.

"Inquiries have established that a package received at the Royal Bank of Scotland building on Glasgow Road Edinburgh today posed no risk to the public and contained promotional goods.

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A spokesman for the University of Glasgow said: “A suspicious package has been found in the university’s mailroom on the main campus. 


“The university is working closely with Police Scotland and on their advice, University Avenue has been temporarily closed.

"As a precautionary measure, police have advised the evacuated buildings should remain closed for the remainder of the day. As such, classes in these buildings have been cancelled for the rest of the day."

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The Boyd Orr Building, Mailroom, the OTC (Officer Training Corps) Wolfson Medical Building, Bower Building, Isabella Elder Building, James McCune Smith Learning Hub site and the Joseph Black Building have all been closed following the discovery.

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University Place has since been cleared but armed police are on the scene according to eyewitnesses. 

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 11.16am on Wednesday, March 6 to assist emergency service partners at Glasgow University, Glasgow.

"Operations Control mobilised a number of resources and crews remain in attendance."

It comes as RBS HQ in Edinburgh was evacuated over reports of suspicious packages.

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