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Leeds issue statement as police evacuate staff from Elland Road with parts of stadium sealed off

Leeds United have took to issue a statement as police evacuate staff from Elland Road with parts of the stadium sealed off on Friday morning.

After being alerted by police to a security threat, the Premier League club had to close off Elland Road with West Yorkshire Police currently inspecting the ground in response to a threat made against the club via social media.

There has been no extra details about the threat, with Leeds posting a statement on their website confirming that Elland Road was temporarily evacuated with staff sent home.

West Yorkshire Police say a report of a threat to the security of Elland Road was received just before 10pm on Thursday night. “Investigations are currently ongoing to establish the credibility of that threat.”

LUFC said: “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.

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

This is what fans said as Leeds issue statement with police taking to evacuate staff from Elland Road with parts of the stadium sealed off…

@ashcook4: Club marketing staff arrested for sending out “AWAY KIT ONLY £25 NOW” emails every 6 minutes.

@JBxLUFC: Just one normal day at this football club is all I ask #LUFC

@timmsy_ks: Someone from the Department of Health must have seen one of the burgers.

@petelovesleeds: Bloody hell. Hope all is OK. I was gonna go to the club shop too

@JBxLUFC: Police are down at Elland Road as they think a bomb has gone off inside the stadium. They have just come to the conclusion that the stadium isn’t a bomb sight, just no work has been done to it in 30 years. #LUFC

@alloverbarthe: investigation into why LU fans where charged full price tickets for league 1 football under JM

@Joshbig87662103: Wonder what’s gone off here then

@CrambazzledTask: This seems completely normal.

@bielsaball4141: So I heard a security threat was made towards the club. Disgusting #LUFC

@LeedsWoody1919: Panic over. They’re looking into that Wolves penalty claim #LUFC

@iiTzDavid95x: Someone growing weed? 🌱

@JackMuir93: Jesse Marsch has apparently got Javi Garcia in a headlock demanding his job back 😂

@realrorylewis: Never a normal day

@_Simmo_04: Insider: “Javi Gracia has been held hostage by Jesse Marsch due to recent results”

@TokleyJake13: Radz has been earning some extra cash in the club shop 🌱🍁

@davemcilroy1979: That Wolves fan co-commentator getting his revenge?

@mattthirtynine: Cellino had unfinished business

@James59263500: Just seen JKA taking a balaclava off walking up Gelderd rd. Might be coincidence

@tompatterson124: Crimes against ripping off fans

@JXCKLUFC: It’s that wolves account, seen mooching about trying to find something else to cry about

@nickbriggs72: Have they finally found Massimo’s huge stash of coke?

@lufcbfb: Realised that Victor Orta has been stealing a wage

@lufcBen_: Department of health must’ve seen that thread on here about the state of Elland Road

@The_Duke_No9: Flooded with Wolves fans tears.

@bethgabriel_: Just another day in LS11 🥲

@Mikey__LUFC: Wtf going on down at Elland Road… #LUFC #MOT #ALAW

@SporcoLeeds: Victor Orta has arrived at the scene brandished a box of chicken and a loaf of tiger bread saying he is a friend of Jean Kevin Augustin #LUFC

@SteadRobert: Fashion police have come to make arrests for our shockingly bad away shirt.

@carl_carritt: Someone’s pissed off about the Amstel being served in 500ml beakers, with 250ml of beer and 250ml of froth….

@Dave_Pez: That co-commentator from wolves game has gone all Raoul Moat I reckon..

@magic_wroe: Finally the police have realised the club shop prices are a robbery

@ellandduck: I’m not sure ‘normal service’ has ever even existed at this bloody club. #lufc

@marcspillman: Possibly that pie that’s been stuck on the wall for two years?!

@Leeds_Campeon: We ain’t paid our last bill to the plods. Scenes from “if you can’t pay we’ll take it away”.

@LUFC96Robbo: Hope all the staff are safe and okay 💙

@El_Loco_Jo: Officers from West Yorkshire Police are currently making checks at the ground following a threat towards the club which is understood to have been made on social media. 😳 #lufc

@alexjl30: Someone’s threatened to clean the place up.

@LeitchyALAW: Bomb scare?

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