Here’s what happened
Trafalgar Square has been evacuated Thursday afternoon and Charing Cross station has been closed a “suspicious” item was found, police said.
A Met Police spokeswoman told the Standard: “We were called at 2.40pm to reports of a suspicious item in Duncannon Street.
“We have police in attendance. Cordons are in place and Charing Cross station has been closed as a precaution.”
Police called to reports of a suspicious item in Charing Cross. Not being treated as terrorist related at this time. No injuries
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 8, 2017
This person posted this video of a deserted Traflagar Square:
Trafalgar square evacuated pic.twitter.com/Dxyr5T1PV6
— igor arrais de sá (@igor_arrais) June 8, 2017
This person posted on Twitter:
Trafalgar Square deserted with police cordon around it… pic.twitter.com/6hobBlIoyw
— Trivial Pursuits (@TrivPursuits) June 8, 2017
Emergency services were quick on the scence along with a heavy police presence.
The Met police reopened all roads and and Traflagar Square at 3:20pm, the police said