Armed Police Evacuate Hundreds From Kings Cross Station Over ���suspicious Package���

Police have cordoned off a park in Manchester city centre and evacuated a library after two “suspicious packages” were found.

A bus station has been shut and trams have been suspended as bomb disposal experts investigate a backpack discovered in Piccadilly Gardens.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and taken into custody, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

The force said Oldham library, eight miles away, had also been evacuated “after reports of a suspicious device found there”,

GMP added: “Officers are keeping an open mind and are exploring the possibility the incidents are linked.”

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Manchester security alert: Piccadilly Gardens and Oldham library evacuated as police investigate two suspicious packages

Source:The Independent

Manchester security alert: Piccadilly Gardens and Oldham library evacuated as police investigate two suspicious packages