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UK: Oldham Library evacuated due to suspicious package May 3 /update 1

Oldham Library (Oldham) evacuated due to reports of suspicious package May 3; police investigating possibility of connection to suspicious package prompting lockdown at Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens and consequent transportation disruptions

03 May 02:40 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Manchester, Oldham
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Event

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.  

Advice

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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