Soccer-Leeds Elland Road stadium closed on advice of police

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Leeds United v Manchester United - Elland Road, Leeds, Britain - February 12, 2023 General view as police are seen outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

(Reuters) - Leeds United were asked to close their Elland Road stadium "until further notice" after being contacted by the police regarding a security threat to the premises, the Premier League club said on Friday.

West Yorkshire Police said a threat was made via social media on Thursday, leading to the police carrying out checks.

"Leeds United's offices, ticket office, Foundation offices and club shop at Elland Road will be closed until further notice on the advice of the police," the club said in a statement.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and we will inform the public when normal service resumes."

West Yorkshire Police said a 20-year-old man had been arrested "in connection with the incident and enquiries remain ongoing".

(This story has been corrected to fix the age of the arrested man in paragraph 5, after the police corrected the man's age)

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru and Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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