Reports of a suspicious package have prompted the evacuation of Oldham Library (Oldham) on Friday, May 3. Police are investigating the possibility that the reports may be linked to another suspicious package found in Manchester on Friday. Police cordoned off Piccadilly Gardens; the incident has caused tram and bus disruptions. One person has been arrested in connection with the suspicious package found in Manchester.
A heightened security presence and lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected areas over the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected areas 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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