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03 May 2019 | 01:43 PM UTC

UK: Suspicious package prompts lockdown in Manchester May 3

United Kingdom News Alert

Suspicious package prompts security operation, lockdown around Piccadilly Gardens (Manchester city centre) May 3; offices evacuated, transportation disruptions reported, and one person arrested

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Manchester

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Event

Reports of a suspicious package have prompted authorities to cordon off and lock down Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens area on Friday, May 3. Offices in the area have been evacuated and police have arrested one person in connection with the incident. Consequent transportation disruptions have been reported, including the temporary suspension of some tram services and disruptions to buses.

A heightened security presence and lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in Manchester over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Manchester are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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