Emergency services have been called to a North-east town after an unknown substance was found.
Police officers and fire crews are currently at Reidhaven Square in Keith dealing with an ongoing incident reported at 2.30pm today.
A cordon has been put in place.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker said: “As per protocol we are liaising with other emergency services at the scene as we carry out inquiries into what it is.
“I would stress we are aware of no threat to the public in any way and no one has been injured.
“Our inquiries are ongoing and at a very early stage and further information will be released when available.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience while this incident is dealt with.”