UK police declare ‘suspicious item’ found on Manchester bus safe

UK police declare ‘suspicious item’ found on Manchester bus safe
Police in Manchester, England, said on Saturday they responded to reports that a suspicious item had been found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station. (Reuters/File Photo)
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Updated 05 September 2020

UK police declare ‘suspicious item’ found on Manchester bus safe

UK police declare ‘suspicious item’ found on Manchester bus safe

LONDON: Police in Manchester, England, said on Saturday they responded to reports that a suspicious item had been found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station.

Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter that officers were in attendance and several roads were closed.

It said the bus had been evacuated as a precaution and a cordon established.

Later in the afternoon, the police said the item had been declared safe.

A Reuters witness estimated the cordon stretched 200 meters from the green double-decker bus in all directions.

He said he could see four ambulances, four fire engines and multiple police vehicles.