OFFICERS were called to reports of concern for the welfare of man claiming to possess an explosive device at a property on Birch Lane, Dukinfield at around 12.45pm on Thursday, January 16.
Bomb disposal officers attended the scene and have declared the device non-viable.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications. He remains in police custody for questioning.
A cordon was in place but it has now been lifted.