Lincoln Castle Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Police evacuated Lincoln Castle in the English county of Lincolnshire on Sept. 20 due to a bomb scare of two suspicious packages.

Police said that the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) has carried out two controlled explosions of the packages found in the grounds of the Lincoln Castle.

EOD said they were “satisfied” that the packages were not explosive devices.

Police initially received a report of the packages at 1:04 p.m. local time and set up a 100-meter cordon in the area, which has now been lifted.

Police further said that investigation on how the packages were placed in the area is ongoing.

The bomb scare incident is the second in the county within a day as police also evacuated three schools in Spalding after reports of bomb threats in the area.

Police later said that the Spalding schools bomb threats were “malicious and unfounded.”

“We will continue to investigate the incidents but we are satisfied, following through searches of each premises, that these were hoax threats and pupils were not at risk,” the police said in a statement.

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