Passengers were forced to evacuate the number 22 bus service this afternoon after suspicious package was found on-board.
As many as 20 commuters were force to leave the service outside the former Sinatra’s pub shortly before 4pm.
One eyewitness said he saw police officers taking off a black bin bag which turned out to be a bag of clothing.
The road was temporarily closed off as officers carried out an investigation.
A spokesman for the force confirmed the bag was removed safely and had been checked before adding: “Police Scotland attended in King Street, Dundee about 3.45pm today after being alerted to a suspicious item on a bus.
“The item was removed and checked, and found to be a suitcase containing clothing. The incident has been a false alarm with good intent.”
A spokeswoman for Xplore said: “One of our buses was stopped and checked by police this afternoon following concerns about an unaccompanied bag. Thankfully this was a false alarm – the vehicle was quickly checked and back in service within a few minutes. This sort of incident is rare, but we will always work alongside the police to ensure the safety and security of our customers and drivers.”