Chorley Police took to social media to put rumors to rest after a man was heard shouting that he had a bomb.
Over the weekend, police were called to an incident in the Queens Grove area of Chorley.
Several members of the public hear a man sat in his car shouting that he had a bomb in his vehicle.
A Chorley Police Spokesman said, “We attended and a cordon was put in place around the vehicle while search-trained officers carried out a thorough check of it.
“They were able to confirm very quickly that there was no such device in or around the vehicle. The cordon was then lifted.
“Officers remained at the scene while they waited for the car to be taken for processing. There will also be extra patrols in the area for reassurance. Anybody with concerns is welcome to speak to one of those officers.
“A 23-year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and remains in custody.”
No matter how ridiculous or implausible the threat may seem, the Government recommends that all such communications are a crime and should be reported to the police by dialling 999.
A spokesman said, “The vast majority of bomb threats are hoaxes designed to cause alarm and disruption.
“As well as the rare instances of valid bomb threats, terrorists may also make hoax bomb threat calls to intimidate the public, businesses and communities, to draw attention to their cause and to mislead police.
“While many bomb threats involve a person-to-person phone call, an increasing number are sent electronically using email or social media applications.”