Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found. 

Explosive experts descended on the station following the discovery with police confirming a controlled explosion has taken place. 

Police confirmed a cordon had been put in place around the station with officers arrested one person. The cordon will remain in place as a precautionary measure as enquiries continue. 

A police spokesman said: "Officers are currently responding to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport transport interchange.

"Further enquiries are being carried out and bomb disposal officers are on their way to assist with these enquiries.

"A man has been detained by police at the scene. A cordon is in place at Manchester Airport transport interchange and people are encouraged to follow directions from officers.

"Trams, trains and buses are currently suspended to and from the airport interchange. Thank you for your patience as we respond to this.'

In a statement, Metrolink said: "Due to a police incident at Manchester Airport, services on the Manchester Airport line will only operate from Victoria - Wythenshawe town centre." 

A spokesman for National Rail said: "The police are dealing with an incident at Manchester Airport, and this is causing disruption to trains at the station. Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled until approximately 11:00."

The Manchester Evening News reports that a man was spotted running around with no clothes on early in the morning. 

Manchester Airport is still open, there are cordons in place and all those using the airport air being urged to ‘follow directions from officers’.