Police in Lancashire have “evacuated” properties and set up a “large cordon” after “bomb making” equipment has been found.
A 59 man has been arrested after following a warrant under the Explosives Act was executed on Thursday morning.
MP Katherine Fletcher said that that “major incident” has been declared “in the centre of Leyland.”
South Ribble councillor Matthew Tomlinson said in a statement to Lancashire Live that property could potentially contain “bomb-making equipment” and that there was no explosions of injuries.
In a statement, Lancashire Police said: “We executed a warrant at an address on Nursery Close in Leyland at around 6am this morning (Thursday, June 22nd) and at the address we found a number of suspicious items.
“A 59-year-old man from Leyland was arrested at the scene under the Explosives Act, and he remains in custody.
“Emergency services remain at the scene and a number of properties have been evacuated.”
In a statement sent to Lancashire Live, Katherine Fletcher, the Conservative MP for South Ribble, said, “I am being kept updated by Lancashire Police about a major incident in the centre of Leyland this morning.
“There is a large cordon around the Broadfield Drive area of the town that extends into the civic centre.
“A man has been arrested following the execution of a search warrant at an address. This is an excellent example of our police working proactively to protect our communities.
“I thank all officers involved for their work today.”