An army bomb squad arrived on a street in Liverpool after police evacuated the area.
The Merseyside Police carried out a warrant raid at around 8:20pm on Monday evening at Netherby Street in Dingle.
Officers put a cordon in place on the street and the Merseyside Police confirmed a number of homes within the cordon have been evacuated.
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps arrived later at 10:15pm and police officers remained in the area.
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