Northumbria Police have confirmed a student's room is being searched at Newcastle University because of reports of a potentially suspicious item being found. Bomb disposal teams were brought in to the INTO building at the Haymarket in Newcastle at about 6pm.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.
Roads around the area have been closed to drivers and pedestrians.
An 18-year-old Russian student has been charged with making an explosive substance after a bomb scare at Newcastle University.
Officers gave this update, which we are publishing in full, into an investigation at Newcastle University.
An 18-year-old man is still being questioned by police following yesterday's evacuation of Newcastle University. He was arrested in London.