A major emergency has been declared in Manchester after suspicious items were found in Old Trafford and a bomb disposal team is at the scene.
Just before midday police were called to a building on Chester Road and as a precaution surround building have been evacuated.
Greater Manchester Police tweeted, “A number of homes have been evacuated in Old Trafford as a precaution as part of an ongoing incident.
“We were called at 11.55pm yesterday (April 28) to a report of a concern for the welfare of a man making threats on Chester Road, Old Trafford.
“A man in his 20s was detained for a public order offence and taken to custody. Officers subsequently searched an address on Chester Road and have since discovered some suspicious items, and EOD are due to attend the scene to make an assessment.
“As a precaution, a large number of surrounding apartments have been evacuated.
“Enquires are ongoing and police are working with the fire service to ensure there is no risk to the public.”