UK police probe suspect package link to London explosives
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British police are investigating whether a suspect package found in Glasgow on Wednesday is linked to three small explosive devices discovered at the airports and subway station in London the previous day.

Police Scotland carried out a controlled explosion on the package found in the mail room at the University of Glasgow, but said there was no ongoing risk to the public.

"The package was not opened and no one was injured," the force said.

"The emergency services were alerted and several buildings within the estate were evacuated as a precaution."

The force said it was "liaising with the Metropolitan Police in relation to their investigation into packages received in London yesterday."

Police officers are seen in a cordoned off area at Waterloo station near to where a suspicious package was found in London, March 5, 2019. /VCG Photo

Police officers are seen in a cordoned off area at Waterloo station near to where a suspicious package was found in London, March 5, 2019. /VCG Photo

British counter terrorism officers are investigating the three "small improvised explosive devices" believed capable of starting small fires that were found in separate locations in London on Tuesday.

Irish police later said they were "assisting the Metropolitan police with their enquiries", as the packages were reported to have Irish stamps on them. 

Tuesday's suspicious packages were found at an office block next to Heathrow Airport, the post room at Waterloo station, and at offices near London City Airport in the east of the capital, according to Scotland Yard.

The item sent to the Compass Center, close to Heathrow's north runway, was opened by staff resulting in "part of the package burning", although no one was injured.

(Top image: Police officers and EMS are seen discussing the situation and how to deal with the suspicious package at Glasgow University during their investigation, Glasgow, U.K., March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Reuters