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Manchester United match called off; suspect package found

Reuters London | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 15, 2016

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A Premier League match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was abandoned on Sunday after a suspect package was found in the ground and an army bomb disposal unit was called. It later carried out a controlled explosion of the package.

The Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End of the Old Trafford ground were evacuated about 20 minutes before the scheduled kickoff at 1400 GMT.

Published on May 15, 2016
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