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British police called to AstraZeneca production plant to deal with ‘incident’

British police are dealing with an “incident” at an industrial complex in Wales where doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine are produced and stored.

North Wales Police say the incident is ongoing at the Wrexham Industrial Estate, about 42 miles (68 kilometers) south of Liverpool.

“The roads are currently closed and we would ask the public to avoid the area until further notice,” the force says in a statement. It does not provide details.

The BBC reports that a bomb disposal unit has been called to deal with a suspicious package and says there are no reports of injuries.

This undated file photo issued by the University of Oxford on November 23, 2020, shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford (John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)
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