Police were called to Glenthorne Road, Exeter at around 9.20am this morning following reports that a possible unexploded WW2 device has been located.
A 100m cordon is currently in place and a number of nearby properties are currently being evacuated. The cordon size may change in due course.
University of Exeter staff are assisting with evacuating the nearby halls of residence.
The Navy EOD are also on scene and the incident is ongoing.
People are advised to avoid the area where possible.