Police: There was no risk to public in airport incident

Police have confirmed that the incident at Edinburgh Airport has been resolved and that "there isn't, nor was there ever, any risk to the public".

The airport was closed and passengers were evacuated this afternoon following the discovery of a "suspicious bag".

A Police Scotland statement said that bomb disposal technicians were "immediately contacted" and a "thorough examination of the bag was undertaken and the contents were deemed safe."

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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.

– Chief Inspector David Campbell from Police Scotland's Border Policing Command

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