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Suspicious Package At Old Trafford Leads To Match Abandonment [UPDATING]

Manchester United’s match against Bournemouth has been abandoned after a “Code Red” situation led to stands being evacuated and the discovery of a suspicious package.

The match had originally been delayed for 45 minutes before officials elected to abandon the match. It’s one of only a few that actually matter on this “Championship Sunday” in the EPL, as teams fight for their positions in the UEFA club competitions.

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We’ll update this post as more news becomes available.

Update (10:25 a.m.): BBC is speculating if Manchester City maintains its lead over Swansea—currently 1-0—the match may not ever be played, as Manchester United would not be able to climb into the top four to qualify for the Champions League. Also:

Update (10:35 a.m.):

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Update (10:55 a.m.): The Sun’s Neil Ashton told NBC the bomb squad would be using a “controlled explosion” to deal with the suspicious package.

Update (11:08 a.m.): Less important, but still heartbreaking:

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Update (11:22 a.m.):

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Update (11:41 a.m.): NBC is reporting the players are finally being permitted to leave Old Trafford with a police escort.

Update (11:46 a.m.):

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