Fairbairn Street: Man, 65, accused of threatening to plant bombs in Dundee

Fairbairn Street this morning

A man has appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court accused of sparking a major alert by threatening to plant bombs throughout the city.

Patrick McCabe, 65, of Fairbairn Street, appeared in private before Sheriff John Rafferty on a petition alleging that on December 5 at Fairbairn Street, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm in that he made repeated threats to kill members of the public and make threats to manufacture and plant bombs throughout the city of Dundee, resulting in a major incident being declared and residents being evacuated from their homes.

He made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

Solicitor Elisabeth McLellan from Boyle’s Solicitors in Dundee moved for bail. However, Sheriff Rafferty rejected the motion and remanded him in custody.

The charge follows an evacuation in Fairbairn Street last night.

Police called in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team after finding substances which raised concerns.

A bomb disposal unit carried out a small controlled explosion after some residents were evacuated from the street.