Police seal off main town centre highway and evacuate citizens after ‘suspicious tool’ discovered

Police sealed off a big highway in Manchester town centre and evacuated citizens after a ‘suspicious tool’ was once discovered.

A big cordon was once in position on Great Ancoats Street between Adair Street and Store Street. Pictures from the scene display a row of stores together with the Ibis Hotel taped off.

Police mentioned a suspicious tool was once discovered, with a cordon in position. GMP have since mentioned the tool ‘has been assessed as non-suspicious’.

A spokesman prior to now mentioned: “Police are recently in attendance on Longacre Street, Manchester City Centre, following the invention of a doubtlessly suspicious tool. As an ordinary protection precaution, a 100m cordon is in position and within sight constructions were evacuated. Road closures are in position on Great Ancoats Street and neighbouring facet streets whilst an review is undertaken.

“Following an preliminary review the tool does no longer glance to be viable, even supposing this must be showed. We are running carefully with GMFRS to make sure this incident is handled temporarily and safely. The public are steered to steer clear of the realm.”

They have since mentioned: “Cordon now lifted within the town centre. Following an incident as of late the place a suspicious tool was once came upon within the Great Ancoats Street space of the City Centre, we will ascertain that the tool has been assessed as non-suspicious. The highway closures were lifted.”

The highway reopened at round 1.30pm.

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End of reside protection

That’s the top of our reside protection for this incident.

Keep a watch at the Manchester Evening News web page for any longer updates.

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Our reporter Lyell is reside from Great Ancoats Street

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Device showed as non-suspicious and cordon lifted

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More photos from the scene

The scene at Longacre boulevard and Great Ancoats Street, the place a police cordon has been arrange, after stories {that a} suspect tool was once discovered.
The scene at Longacre boulevard and Great Ancoats Street, the place a police cordon has been arrange, after stories {that a} suspect tool was once discovered.
The scene at Longacre boulevard and Great Ancoats Street, the place a police cordon has been arrange, after stories {that a} suspect tool was once discovered.

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Earlier photos from the scene

Our photographer took those pictures from the scene a twinkling of an eye in the past.

The scene at Longacre boulevard and Great Ancoats Street, the place a police cordon has been arrange, after stories {that a} suspect tool was once discovered.
The scene at Longacre boulevard and Great Ancoats Street, the place a police cordon has been arrange, after stories {that a} suspect tool was once discovered.

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Last little bit of cordon stays in position

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‘Suspicious’ field nonetheless being checked out by means of police

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Builder ‘noticed field within the grass’

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Road re-opens

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Residents informed of ‘suspicious bag’

A resident says she’s been informed they will need to evacuate for various hours.

At the cordon they mentioned it was once a suspicious bag and that they had been evacuating in case of glass shattering,” she mentioned.

She added that quite a lot of citizens have moved into cafes in New Islington marina ready to listen to extra.

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Nearby constructions were evacuated

In an up to date commentary given to the M.E.N, police have showed that within sight constructions were evacuated.

Police are recently in attendance on Longacre Street, Manchester City Centre, following the invention of a doubtlessly suspicious tool.

As an ordinary protection precaution, a 100m cordon is in position and within sight constructions were evacuated. Road closures are in position on Great Ancoats Street and neighbouring facet streets whilst an review is undertaken.

Following an preliminary review the tool does no longer glance to be viable, even supposing this must be showed.

We are running carefully with GMFRS to make sure this incident is handled temporarily and safely.

The public are steered to steer clear of the realm. “

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More police and ambulances arrive

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Statement from GMP

In a publish on Twitter, the pressure mentioned:

Great Ancoats Street in Manchester City Centre is recently closed because of the invention of a suspicious tool. Following preliminary review the tool does no longer glance to be viable, even supposing this must be showed. The public are requested to steer clear of the realm.”

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Specialist seek gadgets and canine arrive on scene

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Residents evacuated

A close-by resident has informed the M.E.N she has simply been evacuated from her flat by means of police.

I’ve simply been evacuated from our construction on Chapeltown Street and we had been informed by means of police there is a suspicious package deal and they are evacuating all constructions because of a ‘shatter chance’ to home windows and it generally is a couple hours .”

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Reports of ‘suspicious tool’ being present in grass space

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Video pictures from the scene

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Section of the A665 has been taped off

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Pictures from the scene

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Tram services and products affected

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