Military bomb disposal squad called to street in Armley as residents evacuated

A bomb disposal squad was called to a street in Armley today as police discovered an 'unidentified item'.

By Abbey Maclure
Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 4:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 4:45 pm

Police carried out a search warrant at a house on Borrowdale Close, Leeds, at about 10am and discovered the item.

A military bomb disposal squad was then called in and residents were evacuated from their homes.

The item was later confirmed as a legitimate "firework device", which had its packaging removed, and residents have now been let back into their homes.

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Residents in Borrowdale Close were evacuated (Photo: Google)

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police told the YEP: "At about 10am, police carried out a search warrant at Borrowdale Close.

"During the search, officers found an unidentified item.

"The military AOD squad were called out to ensure the item was safely dealt with.

"They confirmed that the item was a legitimate firework device, it was lawfully owned by the occupant and was unrelated to the investigation.

"We evacuated residents for a short period of time until the device was made safe."