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05 Sep 2020 | 01:51 PM UTC

UK: Piccadilly Gardens (Manchester) evacuated as police respond to suspicious package September 5

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Piccadilly Gardens (Manchester) evacuated as police respond to suspicious package September 5; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Manchester

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Local media sources report on Saturday, September 5, that Piccadilly Gardens, which is located in central Manchester, has been evacuated by police due to an investigation into a suspicious package found on a bus. Police responded to reports of a suspicious item which was found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station and proceeded to cordon off and evacuate the area, with several roads reportedly closed. The investigation is ongoing.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the area. 


Those in the are advised to adjust journey plans accordingly and adhere to instructions issued by police. Travelers are further advised to monitor local media reports for updates on disruptions and further measures introduced by police.


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