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Emergency services called after “unidentified substance” found in package at ARI

Friday August 9th 2019 at 2:13 PM


Emergency services have been called to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after a package with an “unidentified substance” was found.

Police were called to a non-clinical area of the hospital at around 12:30 today.

Officers say it’s being treated as an “isolated incident” aimed at an individual, no-one has showed signs of ill-effects, and there’s no threat to the public, patients or staff.

Their enquiries are ongoing.

Inspector Chris Kerr said: “Officers are in attendance at an office within a non-clinical area of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where a package containing an unidentified substance has been discovered.

“As per protocol we are liaising with other emergency services at the scene as we carry out enquiries. I would stress that at this stage this would appear to be an isolated incident aimed at an individual and not directed at NHS Grampian or any patients.

“There are no reports of any persons having suffered ill effects.

“We don’t believe there is a wider threat to the public, patients or staff of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and at a very early stage and further information will be released when available. I would like to thank the hospital and local community for their patience while this incident is dealt with.”

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