Cops swoop after reports of a suspicious package on a bus in ManchesterSeptember 5, 2020
COPS have today swooped after reports of a suspicious package was found on a bus in Manchester.
The item was found on a bus this afternoon with the bus evacuated and a cordon put in place.
Members of the public have now been warned to avoid the scene as authorities investigate.
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were called to reports of a suspicious item found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station about 1.15pm.
They said: "Officers are in attendance and several roads are closed.
"The bus has been evacuated as a precaution and a cordon remains in place.
"Enquiries are ongoing."
Buses have been diverted around the scene.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1452 of 05/09/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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