Bus sta­tion closed af­ter ‘sus­pi­cious pack­age’ found

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Peter­bor­ough bus sta­tion was evac­u­ated on Mon­day af­ter a bomb scare.

The alarm was raised at 11.15am when a sus­pi­cious pack­age was found at the Queens­gate bus ter­mi­nal.

Po­lice set up a 200m cor­don around the bus sta­tion and di­verted all ser­vices while the pack­age was in­ves­ti­gated.

Of­fi­cers con­firmed in the af­ter­noon that the sus­pi­cious pack­age was an in­no­cent suit­case left by a man who they have since traced.

The man has now been re­u­nited with his lug­gage.

RAF Wit­ter­ing’s bomb dis­posal unit were called to the scene, but the all clear was given at 12.30pm while they were en-route. Stage­coach East was forced to di­vert its buses while the cor­don was in place.

The bus sta­tion was also evac­u­ated in May last year af­ter an axe was dis­cov­ered.

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