At around 1.15 pm on Saturday 5 September 2020, police were called to reports that a suspicious item had been found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station. Officers attended the scene and several roads were closed. The bus station and surrounding area were evacuated and a hazard zone was put in place. Greater Manchester Police were supported by colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire And Rescue Services and Northwest Ambulance Service. Officers assessed the item and confirmed that the item is safe and there is no risk to the public. A scene was in place for around 2 hours.