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Man United's Old Trafford stadium evacuated; match abandoned

  • Fans and players leave the pitch and Stretford End stand after an announcement to evacuate before the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. England. The match has been abandoned, no official reason has yet been given by Manchester United. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVE

    Fans and players leave the pitch and Stretford End stand after an announcement to evacuate before the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. England. The match has been abandoned, no official reason has yet been given by Manchester United. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

  • A sniffer dog during the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The stadium has been evacuated and the match abandoned after a suspect package was found prior to kick off. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA  / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    A sniffer dog during the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The stadium has been evacuated and the match abandoned after a suspect package was found prior to kick off. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • Fans and players leave the pitch and North and West stands after an announcement to evacuate before the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The match was later abandoned after a suspect package was found in the stadium. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Fans and players leave the pitch and North and West stands after an announcement to evacuate before the English Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The match was later abandoned after a suspect package was found in the stadium. Sunday May 15, 2016. Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Manchester United's home game against Bournemouth in the Premier League has been abandoned after a suspect package was found inside Old Trafford stadium.

Greater Manchester police said on its Twitter page Sunday that the match had been abandoned.

Two stands inside Old Trafford — The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End — were evacuated about 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff time of 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT), with United saying "a suspect package was found in the North West Quadrant."

Fans in other stands initially had been allowed to stay inside the stadium.

Police are asking people to "avoid the area if possible."

The rest of the Premier League games being played on Sunday, the final day of the season, went ahead as scheduled.