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Trafalgar Square has been "completely cordoned off" in an ongoing police incident.

Pictures show armed Met Police officers guarding the cordon, which is in place both ways on the A400 Charing Cross Road between Trafalgar Square and Cranbourn Street.

Strand eastbound is also closed, TFL said.

Met Police said they were responding to a "suspect package".

Trafalgar Square evacuated and cordoned off by police
Police at scene of incident in Trafalgar Square

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Roads reopened

'People allowed back in now'

'Cordons will be lifted shortly'

Video from the scene

'Unattended bag'

'Not terror related'

Police confirm the nature of the incident

Eyewitnesses

Witness Luke Tryl posted on Twitter: “Just been asked to leave Trafalgar Square by police. Could be nothing but suggest avoiding the area.”

Another witness, Jonathan Russell, said: “Just been evacuated from Trafalgar Square. Big security presence and strong cordons. Developing.”

'Suspect package'

An eyewitness said the response is to a “suspect package”. Police yet to confirm

Deserted

'Completely cordoned off'

Twitter user Gwenn Lainé appears to be at the scene and tweeted: