A suspect package resulted in closure of roads around St Paul’s Station in central London on Tuesday (December 5).
City of London Police were called at 10.23am to St Martin’s Le Grand following a report of a suspicious package within a building.
After investigating it was found the package was “deemed non-suspicious”, but police told getwestlondon at midday that roads remained closed while officers cleared the incident.
The Central line's St Paul’s Station was also closed for a short while as part of the security alert.
City of London police had asked earlier in the day for people to stay away.
One social media user had posted a video of police in the cordoned off road, saying streets were “locked down”.
In a tweet posted at 10.50am, it said: “We are currently in attendance in St Martin’s Le Grand (EC1) following a report of a suspicious package inside a building. Called at 10.23am.
“Cordons are in place around the street and people are advised to avoid the surrounding area. More when we have it.”
The Central line also tweeted: “St Paul’s station - Closed while the police respond to a security alert outside the station.”
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