By Alex Glenn • 10 March 2022 • 15:04
Breaking: Suspicious package discovered at UK hospital. A bomb disposal team has been called the hospital.
According to Avon and Somerset police, a suspicious package was discovered at Southmead Hospital. One man has been arrested after the suspicious package was discovered.
The police took to Twitter and said: “Emergency services are at Southmead Hospital, where a man has been arrested following an incident today where a suspicious package was discovered. We’d ask the public to have patience while this is ongoing. A cordon is in place. Updates to follow.”
North Bristol NHS explained that a security incident was in progress at the emergency department.
@NorthBristolNHS commented: “We are currently responding to a security incident in our Emergency Department. We’re asking all members of the public to please stay away from the Emergency Department at Southmead Hospital whilst this incident is ongoing.”
In a second post, they revealed: “This means that we have had to cancel all outpatient appointments and visiting today. We are unable to comment further at this time but will issue updates as soon as possible.”
Avon and Somerset Police reported that a cordon was in place around the hospital. Taking to Twitter the police commented: “There are no reported injuries at this time. A number of roads in the area around the hospital are currently closed while emergency services are at the scene #SouthmeadIncident”
A bomb disposal team was called into the hospital. The police revealed: “Emergency services remain at the scene. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team has also now arrived at the scene. A public cordon remains in the area at this time and we’re grateful for the public’s continued patience #SouthmeadIncident.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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