Bomb disposal called to Manchester college in false alarm

Several roads in the area were closed

Afp May 25, 2017
Armed police patrol near Manchester Arena following a deadly terror attack in Manchester, northwest England. PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER: Bomb disposal units responded to a call at a college in Manchester on Thursday which turned out to be a false alarm, police investigating Monday's terror attack in the city said.

Police said a "possible suspicious package... has now been deemed safe and the cordon has been removed".

Police earlier said the call was at a college in Trafford, a suburb of Manchester, but then said it was in Hulme, an area just south of the city centre. It said several roads in the area were closed.

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"The army attended Linby Street in Hulme and not a college in Trafford," the police said on Twitter.

"Officers are in attendance and we are currently assessing the situation," they said.

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