Wednesday, May 02, 2007

'Mystery substance' at Man United

Police have been called to Manchester United's training ground after a mystery substance, believed to be intended for Sir Alex Ferguson, was discovered.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that an operation at the club's Carrington complex before later revealing that the substance was non-toxic.
Reports claim that the package was addressed to Sir Alex who is in Italy for the second leg of his men's Champions League semi-final with AC Milan.
A police said: "We were called to the training ground following reports of a suspicious package. The package was opened by a member of staff and an unidentified substance was discovered.
"Police and Fire Service officers attended the address as a part of a pre-planned operation. Tests were carried out on the substance in an effort to establish its nature.
"Officers are also investigating the origins of the package and our inquiries are continuing. It could have been toxic - then we'd have been dealing with a very different situation. We are still investigating the origins of the package."
A spokesman for Manchester United added: "It's just fortunate that the substance turned out not to be dangerous."
I blame Osama Bin Laden for the package because he has apparently been an Arsenal supporter since the 2nd Leg of the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain at Highbury in April 1994.

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