An army bomb disposal squad have been called to a campus in Manchester forcing them to close a number of roads, including main city centre road, Mancunian Way.
A large cordon has been set up around the Castlefield campus in Hulme.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were responding to a call to a “college in Trafford” and that they’d closed Mancunian Way, Limby Street and Jackson Street.
Police are responding to a call at a college in Trafford. pic.twitter.com/ih4PZiu37w
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 25, 2017
Shortly after, their initial tweet another was posted out to confirm the army were also on their way.
An update on the Manchester Evening News website reads: “We understand the incident is happening around the Castlefield Campus, which is on Limby Street. The bomb squad are at the scene and there is a police helicopter overhead.”
Police have carried out a series of raids following the devastating terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
Bomb disposal unit now on the scene in Hulme, Manchester. Police shout "take cover". pic.twitter.com/aPJ7E1GD9X
— Ciaran Jenkins (@C4Ciaran) May 25, 2017
So far, seven people have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing.
— Yonah Higgins (@YonahHiggins) May 25, 2017
Video of bomb disposal arriving on the scene. Greater Manchester Police says incident is on Linby Street in Hulme. pic.twitter.com/wjSVsTQW7Y
— Kendall (41-43 ⚾️?) (@Seahawks_Fan95) May 25, 2017
Twenty two people were killed and 120 injured after the explosion in the foyer of the venue following an Ariana Grande concert.
UPDATE: It has now been confirmed the incident in Hulme is over. The suspicious package was discovered to be safe.