A police bomb squad has arrived at Old Trafford and may be forced to destroy the suspect package found in the North West quadrant in a controlled explosion.
Old Trafford was evacuated before kick-off against Bournemouth after a suspect package was found and the match has been subsequently abandoned on advice of the Greater Manchester Police.
Told by reliable sources that bomb squad in attendance at OT. Relates to mobile phone device. Might have to carry out controlled explosion.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) May 15, 2016
This has now escalated into a serious security situation at Old Trafford so it really isn’t surprising to see the match has been abandoned amid fears for public safety.
It was absolutely the right decision to evacuate Old Trafford and abandon the game. Public security in this current climate is on high alert ahead of Euro 2016 and any situation like this has to be treated seriously and efficiently.
We will continue to bring you updates on what has happened at Old Trafford.
The boys are in their way pic.twitter.com/5bOLsv9mv0
— mufcshirts (@mufcshirts) May 15, 2016