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.