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Manchester police say suspicious item on bus declared safe

A police officer is seen inside the bus where a suspect package was found, in Manchester city centre, Britain September 5, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - A suspicious package found on a bus in Manchester, northwest England, on Saturday has been declared safe, police said.

“Officers have assessed the item and it has been confirmed that the item is safe and there is no risk to the public,” Greater Manchester Police said.

A cordon and road closures will be lifted shortly. The package was found on a bus at the Manchester Picadilly bus station.

Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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