London Bridge Evacuated After "Suspect Vehicle" Causes Security Alert
7 March 2017, 14:59 | Updated: 7 March 2017, 15:53
The area around London Bridge and the nearby train station was evacuated this afternoon after a security alert - but it now appears to be over.
A Met Police spokesman earlier said: "The area around London Bridge and the nearby train station have been evacuated this afternoon after a security alert.
Police said it's because of abandoned suspect car - took this photo of Range Rover left with hazards on before we were all evacuated pic.twitter.com/1hETJCenww— Cal Strode (@CalStrode) March 7, 2017
"The train station has been closed as a precaution because we believe that there is a vehicle there that is suspicious."
Bit disconcerting to see a shed load of police condoning off London Bridge from your office window...— timmilford.com (@timmilford) March 7, 2017
Network Rail tweeted: "The London Bridge Bus Station has been evacuated.
Southeastern Railway tweeted: "Because of a security alert at London Bridge, the station has had to be evacuated and at present no trains can pass through."
Just got evacuated from a coffee shop on London Bridge. Apparently an abandoned car but seems like a lot of personnel for one car? pic.twitter.com/WzTxRx8we7— Joanne Shurvell (@jshurvell) March 7, 2017