Scottish police closed Crosshouse University Hospital and the main street in the town of Kilmarnock on Thursday while they were dealing with what they said were 3 serious incidents that may be linked.
Police said the first accident occurred outside the hospital at 07:45 p.m., followed by a second accident about 20 minutes later on Portland Street. In contrast, the third, a serious collision, occurred on the A76 at around 08:30.
“We can confirm that the incidents that occurred in the Kilmarnock area are not being dealt with as terrorism-related,” the police added.
She added that the investigations are in a preliminary stage and that the accident areas have been cordoned off, stressing that “there is no reason for concern.”
Scottish Justice Minister Hamzah Youssef advised citizens to avoid Crosshouse Hospital and Portland Street and said the police were dealing with a severe incident.
The Scotch Sun newspaper reported that the hospital had been closed amid reports of a stabbing incident.