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  • "Old Trafford" bomb hoax sees Manchester United's final game axed

    Reporter: Kateb
    Published: Sunday, May 15, 2016
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    An elaborate hoax involving a fake but “incredibly lifelike” bomb caused the cancellation of Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season at Old Trafford.

    The stadium was evacuated 20 minutes before the match against Bournemouth was due to kick off. Army bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the package, which was discovered in the north-west quadrant of the stadium.
    Detailed examination found the package, thought to consist of a mobile phone attached to a pipe, was not “viable”, Greater Manchester police (GMP) said.
    In a statement, the force said: “Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion at Old Trafford on what is described as an incredibly lifelike explosive device. Full assessment has now
    concluded and found that the device wasn’t viable.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/15/manchester-united-bomb-hoax-old-trafford-evacuated

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