Laptop blown up in Manchester town centre following bomb alert
11:15am Friday 8th February 2013 in Local
Bomb disposal experts were called to Manchester city centre today after a suspect package was found.
Police went to New York Street near to the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly hotel at 7.35am today.
The package turned out to be a laptop and cables. It had prompted officers to cordon off a 100m section of the city.
A controlled explosion was carried out put the package was safe.
Police said public safety was their priority.
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