An area close to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London has been evacuated with “armed police” in attendance.
The Metropolitan Police have set up a cordon on Westminster Bridge and a witness said that people were being “pushed back out” to the bridge.
Lambeth Police said on Tuesday morning that they are “dealing with a security alert at St Thomas’ Hospital, SE1.
“We will provide further info wen known.”
The Police updated their message and said, “The security alert at St Thomas’ Hospital is being stood down. We are in the process of removing cordons.”
A witness tweeted, “St Thomas’ hospital with armed police attending. No entry to anyone.
“‘Now clearing the grounds in front – everyone pushed back out to Westminster bridge.”
Officers tweeted, “Police were called at 9.18am to St Thomas’ Hospital SE1 following a report of threats made by a male. No weapons were seen. Armed officers attended.
“Local road closures were put in place. The hospital was not evacuated.
“Officers subsequently located and spoke to a male inside the hospital. The incident was stood down at approximately 10.30am.
“There have been no arrests. This was not treated as a terrorism incident.”