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UK: Police carry out controlled explosion after Old Trafford evacuated

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Manchester United's final Premier League match of the season against Bournemouth has been abandoned shortly before the match was due to begin after a suspect package was discovered at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Sunday, forcing authorities to evacuate the venue. According to local reports, the police carried out a controlled explosion on the suspect package and a full search of the entire stadium. The device was found not to be explosive. The Manchester United v Bournemouth match was initially delayed for 45 minutes before the club announced that the match had been abandoned due to a security alert. Thousands of fans were escorted from the stadium and moved to a safe distance by security officials. Football fans can be seen leaving the stadium after the Sir Alex Ferguson North Stand and the Stretford End were initially evacuated. Fans in the remaining two stands were initially asked to remain in their seats, but have now also been evacuated from the stadium. The suspect package was believed to be in the North West Quadrant of the stadium. Video ID: 20160515-042 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly