Bomb Scare in Manchester

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Bomb Scare in Manchester

Post  Spartacus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:15 am

Reports all over twitter that a loud bang has been heard

Bomb scare. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/part-of-manchester-city-centre-cordoned-1300384

Bomb Disposal Unit on Portland Street, Manchester. Seems a robot carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package found behind Mercure Hotel approx 10:10 today.



GMP STATEMENT
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts have carried out a controlled explosion on the suspicion package found on New York Street in Manchester city centre. They are now examining the contents of the package and an update will be issued in due course.


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Re: Bomb Scare in Manchester

Post  Chill37 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:53 am

At least there are no injuries, and it was a safe controlled explosion.

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Re: Bomb Scare in Manchester

Post  Spartacus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:00 am

Thank God.

Rumour is the package was a laptop.

Better safe than sorry! Smile

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Re: Bomb Scare in Manchester

Post  cyfrifia on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

Spartacus wrote:Seems a robot carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package found behind Mercure Hotel approx 10:10 today.

Your laptop has been energetically disassembled,
but never mind, it was windows eight.

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Re: Bomb Scare in Manchester

Post  hovis on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:45 pm

My son and daughter were both evacuated as they both work near Piccadilly. Yes it was a lap top found in New York St. but had wires sticking out of it. After the controlled explosion it was found not to be a bomb, thank God

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