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06th Mar 2019

Breaking: The University of Glasgow has just been evacuated

Rebecca O'Keeffe


A suspicious package has been found.

A number of buildings in the University of Glasgow have been evacuated this afternoon.

The evacuation comes after a suspicious package was found in the mailroom of the campus.

In a statement released on Twitter, the University said:

“Under advice from Police Scotland, a number of buildings on the main University campus have been evacuated as a precautionary measure after a suspicious package was found in the University’s mailroom.”

“Police are dealing with the matter and we will provide regular updates.”

“At present, the following buildings have been closed: Boyd Orr Building, Mailroom, the OTC (Officer Training Corps) building next to it, Wolfson Medical Building, Bower Building, Isabella Elder Building, James McCune Smith Learning Hub site and the Joseph Black Building.”

“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.”

This comes just a day after suspicious packages were discovered in London’s City and Gatwick airports.

The packages were sent from Dublin to the airports, along with a package delivered to London’s Waterloo Station.