Man arrested for ‘suspicious conduct’ outside the First Minister’s residence at Bute House in Edinburgh
A man has been arrested after police were called to a report about someone allegedly acting suspiciously near the Scottish First Minister’s official residence.
Scottish Police said they were called to Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square, where Bute House is located, around 7.40pm on Saturday.
Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the alleged incident.
Bute House is the official residence of First Minister Humza Yousaf, who took on the role this week after winning the SNP leadership contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers were present and a 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the alleged incident. The police went down to check it, then came back up and pulled off the road.”
“There was no threat to the general public and investigations are ongoing to determine the full circumstances.”
A Scottish Government spokesman said they were aware of the situation but would not comment.
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