A police station in Carlisle, Cumbria, was evacuated today after a member of the public apparently handed in a stick of dynamite.
The person walked into Durranhill Police Station with what officers suspected to be a stick of the explosive.
The building was cleared as a precaution and roads around the station closed while the situation was assessed, police said.
The army bomb disposal team were called to the scene but had not arrived by time of press.
A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "The item has been made secure by police and officers are awaiting the arrival of the explosive disposal team from Catterick.
"There is no immediate risk to the public."
No further information was available from the force.
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