South West Wales

Man arrested after Swansea Quadrant suspicious package 'hoax'

The outside of the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea Image copyright Twitter/Rhys Williams

A man has been arrested following the evacuation of Swansea's Quadrant shopping centre after reports of a suspicious package "turned out to be a hoax".

Swansea's Indoor Market and bus station were also closed but officers reopened affected areas just before 17:00 BST.

South Wales Police had received reports of a suspect package at about 14:00.

They said the incident had caused "significant disruption".

Bus operator First Cymru said services were returning to normal but delays may continue.

A police spokesman said: "While we ask people to be vigilant, we will take robust action against anyone who causes significant disruption through hoax activity."