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    The Piccadiliy Station and surrounding areas have been evacuated because of a suspected suitcase has been left on trains.

    See www.manchesteronline.co.uk for more information or has any Mancunians in the area at the time got any info for us?
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    Same thing happened at Brighton station on Thursday (When London was bombed), it turned out to be a load of papers :rolleyes: The police are being extra vigilant though after Thursday, there were loads of police at Brighton station again this morning.
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    As far as I am aware this is old news, the suit case turned out to be nothing and a controled explosion was carried out.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...er/4667713.stm

    I am told its all clear now and it was a total false alarm.
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    ****ing hell I really don't like this at all.
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    They kicked us all off the tram I was on at Victoria
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    As I said everything is normal now in Manchester city centre, and if anybody says any different its just scare mongering.

    Of course people are more aware but apart from that we are just carrying on as normal.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    As far as I am aware this is old news, the suit case turned out to be nothing and a controled explosion was carried out.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...er/4667713.stm

    I am told its all clear now and it was a total false alarm.
    If the suitcase wasn't a bomb how could it be exploded? :confused:
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    This is really scary, everywhere is so jumpy, I really hope nothing else actually does happen now I suppose it's just because everyone is on such high alert etc, which is good but it's enough to scare you to death!
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    (Original post by pikaboo)
    If the suitcase wasn't a bomb how could it be exploded? :confused:
    they put explosives next to it so if it is a bomb, it wil explode
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    (Original post by pikaboo)
    If the suitcase wasn't a bomb how could it be exploded? :confused:
    I was just thinking that :eek:

    Weird....if it was a controlled explosion does that mean they just explode something to be safe regardless of whether they know it's a bomb? :confused: If so, the owner of the suitcase wont be best pleased :eek: :p:

    I hope it wasn't a bomb! :eek: too scary!
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    Cities have bomb scares all the time. I've been evacuated from Picadilly several times. It's not that surprising, calm down!

    The coolest thing I've ever seen was when I was sat in Cathedral gardens reading a book and they evacuated market street/arndale centre when it was absolutely packed. I just sat and watched as this mass of people fast paced past, I thought the wall of people was never going to stop!
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    (Original post by MorbidAngel)
    they put explosives next to it so if it is a bomb, it wil explode
    Ah thanks, I didn't know how they did it!
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    (Original post by shortysally)
    I was just thinking that :eek:

    Weird....if it was a controlled explosion does that mean they just explode something to be safe regardless of whether they know it's a bomb? :confused: If so, the owner of the suitcase wont be best pleased :eek: :p:

    I hope it wasn't a bomb! :eek: too scary!
    Yeah they blow people's luggage up all the time, it's fair game, this is why they always warn you to keep your luggage close in stations/airports, if you don't they will blow it up.
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    (Original post by MorbidAngel)
    they put explosives next to it so if it is a bomb, it wil explode
    Yep, its known as a controlled explosion, if the bomb did go off nobody would be in the area so it would cause physical damage but no deaths.

    I agree this is not a big deal, its not even in the main headlines on the BBC Manchester site.
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    (Original post by homoterror)
    Yeah they blow people's luggage up all the time, it's fair game, this is why they always warn you to keep your luggage close in stations/airports, if you don't they will blow it up.
    Haha! Serves you right if you leave your luggage I suppose! Better to be safe than sorry

    Glad the bomb scared turned out to be a false alarm anyhoo
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    There was a similar incident that happend in the west as well. There was a suspected package left on a train. In addition, in town, there was a suspected package left in the bank, and parts of town has been sealed off. Both of those incidents are false alarm.
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    same with bournemouth also... loads of police around...
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    Yeah, in Liverpool, people were warned not to go into the town centre. And my mum's workplace (the Royal Hospital) was put on high alert. I'm not really worried, although being honest, I think after London, the most likely place to be targeted would be Liverpool. It's a very famous city, probably the second most famous in the UK, what with The Beatles and everything, and now the Capital of Culture City, so that kind of scares me. I reckon if it wasn't Liverpool it would be Manchester, as Manchester too, is rather well-known and important.
 
 
 
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