Manchester Airport Railway Station Evacuated Over Bomb Scare As N.a.k.e.d Man Distracts The Police
Manchester Airport railway station was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found and blown up by the police.
Passengers travelling to board flights were delayed and office workers ordered to leave their desks as armed police and explosives experts flooded the airport, which is to the south of the city.
A n3ked man was seen running around a car park, waving his arms in the air before the security alert was called.
Police say man was arrested at the scene as bomb squad officers investigated the package. A controlled explosion was then carried out at around 9.30.
Bus driver Caroline Watson said she saw a n3ked man at the scene waving his arms shortly after 6am.
She said: 'The guy was running around with his arms waving in the air, going up and down.
'He was running back and forth. He was going in and out of the terminus. He had no clothing on whatsover.
'It is like a mass exodus. All hell has broken loose.'
A local worker said: 'There are police everywhere, lots of armed police and ambulances. There are lots of unmarked vehicles as well.
'The train station is also an office building, nobody is being allowed into work. People are confused. They thought it was to do with Thomas Cook initially.'
A police spokesman said earlier: 'Officers are currently responding to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport transport interchange.
'Further enquiries are being carried out and bomb disposal officers are on their way to assist with these enquiries.
'A man has been detained by police at the scene. A cordon is in place at Manchester Airport transport interchange and people are encouraged to follow directions from officers.
'Trams, trains and buses are currently suspended to and from the airport interchange. Thank you for your patience as we respond to this.'
The spokesman later added: 'As part of their assessment to ensure the package is safe, a controlled explosion took place. The cordon will remain in place as a precautionary measure as enquiries continue.'
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