LONDON — Liverpool’s city center is on high alert following a bomb scare Friday. Following reports of a man inside a high-rise building, Silkhouse Court, in possession of a suspicious package, employees had set off a fire alarm and evacuated themselves from the premises.
Police were called to the scene, arresting the suspect and cordoning off a large area that included Titherban and Old Hall streets.
The area included a number of retailers including Urban Outfitters, as well as one of the city’s biggest malls, Liverpool One.
A Merseyside Police spokesman confirmed the incident: “Merseyside Police is dealing with a security alert at a business premises in Silkhouse Court, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. Officers were called to the scene at about 10.30 a.m. today following reports of a man acting suspiciously and claiming to be in possession of a suspect package.”