Suspect package by Liverpool police station was 'hoax'
A suspect package left outside a police station in Liverpool was a hoax device, officers have confirmed.
Bomb disposal experts and the police cordoned off roads and closed businesses on Saturday night near Tuebrook police station.
A controlled explosion and tests were carried out on the package.
A 23-year-old man, two boys aged 14 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the explosives act.
Det Supt Paul Richardson, of Merseyside police, said: "Officers reacted in the only way possible - the safety of the public being their first priority.
"Clearly we will not tolerate this mindless waste of police time and public inconvenience."