Residents reported seeing officers in Hazmat suits on Sale Road in Northern Moor, Wythenshawe. It is understood the action relates to the health of just one man and no other residents are in wider danger. An eye witness posted on Twitter before police arrived: “Prior to entering a lady in PJ’s shouts “My sons dying, where the f**k are they?’”
The fire service were also in attendance, with four fire engines and a “hazardous materials” team at the scene.
Emergency services were first called just after 9am today.
The property remains sealed off as the investigation continues.
Paramedics are currently treating the man.
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An eyewitness told the Manchester Evening News: “Northern Moor police in biohazard suits. There is quite a lot more police and fire service here then there was this morning.”
Another said: “There’s lots of police, ambulances and fire brigade. They taped the road off.
“There’s a lot of them here. I’m outside one of the houses which has been taped off. They said there’s a chemical issue, that’s all they told us.”
Greater Manchester Police released a statement claiming the man “consumed an, at this time, unknown substance”.
The statement added: ““There is no wider threat to the community.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
A nearby resident told the publication the area remains cordoned off and she is unable to get to her house.
She added the emergency services told her earlier she would be able to go back “soon”.