BREAKING: Police evacuate Peterborough Passport Office

Police evacuating Peterborough passport office this afternoon. Photo: @EMBE2GO
Police evacuating Peterborough passport office this afternoon. Photo: @EMBE2GO

Police have this afternoon, Monday June 5, evacuated Peterborough passport office.

A police spokesman confirmed they were evacuating the building due to an incident this lunchtime, but could not yet confirm the nature of the alert.

It follows the evacuation of Queensgate Shopping Centre this morning after a suspicious package was found. This turned out to be a false alarm.

A spokesman for the police this was another “suspicious incident.”

Eyewitness Shaun Nixon said: “I’ve jut bee outside passport office as police arrived.

“They have hauled one person into a van surrounded by armed police.

“Bomb disposal arrived but were not in a hurry.”

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of making a bomb hoax.

He is being taken into custody and will be interviewed at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

This incident is not related to the earlier alert at Queensgate, police have confirmed.

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