'Loud Explosions' Heard In Fallowfield, South Manchester As Armed Police Arrive
A controlled explosion has taken place in Fallowfield, according to reports on social media.
Residents took to Twitter to report 'loud explosions' in the area, as well as photographs of armed police.
Peter Gallagher, 44, was in a house nearby when he heard the bang. He told LADbible: "I was in my front room watching the television when I heard what sounded like a car crash.
"Everyone came out on to the street and saw the police arriving. I didn't see it happen but people are saying a door has been blown off."
Believe a bomb has gone off outside my house in Fallowfield?? #ManchersterArena #manchesterterrorattack @MENnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/5K5gM2e6f0
- Ashley'Young:christmas_tree::snowflake:☃️ (@AYoung0305) May 23, 2017
Apparent explosion in fallowfield with Swat teams responding. Stay safe everyone pic.twitter.com/wJGODdIUun
- Mubarak (@the_mubarak) May 23, 2017
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Wth is going on in Fallowfield, Wilbraham Rd? My sister heard a loud bang and the road in to her avenue is closes off. #Manchester
- sunflower :sunflower: (@NasimaBee) May 23, 2017
Explosion in Fallowfield Manchester, possibly controlled by police, top of my street #manchesterattack pic.twitter.com/cJkfgUek0I
- Callum (@CallumCIowes) May 23, 2017
Greater Manchester Police have not yet made an official comment.
According to the Manchester Evening News, armed officers were carrying out a raid at a property in the area.
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