A man is due in court in relation to telecommunications offences after police allegedly found explosive substances in his home on Fairbairn Street in Dundee.
A 65-year-old will appear at Dundee Sheriff Court after several police units and a bomb disposal team descended on his home on Fairbairn Street.
Residents were evacuated from the street on Wednesday night with a controlled explosion carried out shortly before 7am on Thursday to ensure the public’s safety.
Items from the property have been seized for forensic analysis and the investigation is ongoing.
Superintendent Graeme Murdoch, head of operations, Tayside Division, said: “We understand that it is always concerning for the community when there is this level of police activity, and we require the advice and services of our EOD colleagues.
“However, public safety remains our highest priority, and in this case, that has been no different, and we have tried to balance this with the impact on local residents.
“I would seek to reassure all residents in Fairbairn Street and the immediate vicinity that there is no ongoing threat to their safety.
“I can now confirm that following a full search we are satisfied that the property concerned is completely safe, and we are in the process of advising affected residents that they are free to return to their homes.”
Residents are now able to return to their homes after a full search was carried out.
Neighbours spoke of their shock at the incident today.
Claire McNulty, who lives just outside the police cordon on the street said she discovered the cordon when she woke up.
The 22-year-old Dundee University Microbiology student said: “I went out just before 6pm on Wednesday and there was nothing there.
“A few police cars appeared later on but I didn’t expect to wake up to all of this.
“My Mum phoned me at about 8.30am and said my street was on the news.
“She was really worried. It is a big shock.”
Another resident Miss Rahat said: “It is concerning if bomb disposal teams were needed.
“There are often police around here but not to this extent.”