After police discovered what they believed to be a bomb in a house, authorities had to close roads and evacuate houses.
A bomb disposal team was quickly dispatched to Swinton in Salford to inspect the potentially fatal device.
Police have declared the grenade ‘not feasible’. Manchester Evening News.
The scene was quickly cleared by emergency services, which included four fire engines.
This road runs alongside the busy A666 Bolton Road. It has been shut down between Pendlebury Road & Bridge Street.
It is believed that a Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal team attended.
Greater Manchester Police stated that the incident occurred after a 999 call regarding concerns about the welfare of a male.
Officers responded to the call and went to New Street to locate the suspect.
We have not been able to provide any further information.
Although a cordon was created, it is not known how many properties were evacuated.
Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: “Police responding to a report of concern for the welfare of a man attended a property around 8pm this evening November 1, on New Street, Swinton.
“Officers responded to the call and located the suspect. A possible grenade was also found at the property.
“A cordon has been established and all properties have been evacuated as an emergency.
“Bomb disposal officers are due to attend to make an assessment of the device.”
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Just after 8pm today (1 November) firefighters were called to a property on New Street, Swinton.
“Fire engines from Whitefield, Salford, and Agecroft stations quickly arrived and assisted colleagues at Greater Manchester Police in evacuating a variety of properties and roads. GMFRS is still on the scene.”
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