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The cordon in King Alfred Street, Derby, has been lifted as officers have completed the searches of the house.
Officers attended a property in King Alfred Street on Sunday 5 December and arrested a man on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance.
At the house a number of suspicious items were found which required the attendance of the Explosive Ordnance Division from Chetwynd Barracks.
Superintendent Sarah McAughtrie said: “I would first like to thank all the residents in the area – especially those who had been evacuated.
“This has been a protracted incident, but one that I am happy to say has been brought to a safe conclusion.
“At the house more than a dozen items were located which, due to concerns about their contents, had to be examined and ensured they were safe by colleagues from the Explosive Ordnance Division.
“This is, understandably, a time intensive process and teams worked throughout the night to allow people back to their homes as quickly as possible.
“Just after 8.15am today (6 December) officers lifted the cordon and residents are now able to return to their homes.
“This type of incident is thankfully rare in our city, however, I would once again reiterate that there is no information at this time to suggest that this is a terrorism incident.
“The 40-year-old man, who has been arrested on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance and remains in police custody at this time.
“I would urge anyone who has any information that may be of use to the officers investigating the incident to contact the force.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force using any of the below methods, including reference 21*707437: