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Man in court over 'bomb threat' at Dundee tenement

Bomb disposal unit

A 65-year-old man has appeared in court accused of threatening to manufacture and plant bombs throughout Dundee.

Prosecutors allege Patrick McCabe caused police to declare a major incident in the city's Fairbairn Street overnight and evacuate residents from their homes.

He is alleged to have made repeated threats to kill members of the public.

Police Scotland confirmed earlier that a bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in the street.

Mr McCabe, from Dundee, made no plea during a hearing held in private at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Sheriff John Rafferty continued the case for further examination and remanded Mr McCabe in custody.

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