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Bomb Scare, Apparent Hoax, Forces Disruption Of Manchester United’s Match [TWEETS]

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brittany-bombdog051516-getty-ftrjpg_c9nbmu31r7l21x3wtbxtwjougPolice ordered the evacuation of an English soccer stadium on Sunday, May 15, 2016 where one of the world’s most popular teams was preparing to play. Initial reports cited a bomb threat.

The report proved to be a hoax, but not before Manchester United’s match against Bournemouth was cancelled.

Security personnel initially removed fans from two sections of the stadium in Manchester, England. Then, the full venue was emptied while police using search dogs scoured the stadium.

Investigators found what they termed a suspicious package.

Scheerhout is a reporter for the Manchester Evening News.

Luckhurst, also of the Manchester Evening News, quoted a senior police officer as saying: “The current threat level of terrorism remains severe.”

Police made another discovery, according to a former soccer star who now is a broadcaster.


Players were on the field warming up when a “code red” was announced over the stadium public address system.

Security officials were cautious in their information, saying only there had been “an incident.”

In November, terrorists set off a series of attacks in Paris and had a soccer stadium on its apparent list of targets. A man wearing a suicide vest detonated his explosives after being denied access to the venue.

The widespread attack left more than 120 people dead in bombings and other attacks across Paris.

via Sporting News

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