Police have set up a 100-metre cordon urging the public to stay away from the university campus
A police cordon was set up after a possible grenade was found near a university campus.
University of Lincoln students have been evacuated, police said this morning.
Lincolnshire Police confirmed their officers were at the scene at Brayford Pool in the town.
The force said a 100-meter cordon was put in place around the area during the investigation.
Portions of Brayford Wharf North and the University of Lincoln campus were subsequently closed.
A tweet from Lincolnshire Police at 10.32am read: “We are on the scene at Brayford Pool in Lincoln following the possible finding of a grenade.
“As a precautionary measure, a 100 meter cordon is in place affecting part of Brayford Wharf North and the university campus.
“Please avoid the area.”
The incident is currently being processed by specialized officials.
A member of the University of Lincoln security staff said only the Minerva Building was evacuated for the time being, LincsLive reports.
The Minerva Building is one of the main buildings on the university campus.
It houses the university canteen, the student union, the IT department and the rectorate.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-police-close-university-campus-27187332 University of Lincoln 'grenade' found: Police close campus as public urged to avoid area