Downing Street on ‘lockdown’ after suspicious package reported, Met Police confirm
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Downing Street has been put ‘on lockdown’ after a suspicious package was reported. Video footage and images have emerged from the scene showing police in the area while an investigation takes place.
Metropolitan Police’s Westminster account tweeted to confirm the incident. It reads: “Road closures are in place around Whitehall while officers assess a suspicious package. We were called at 12:13hrs and remain in the area.”
However, the contents of the package has not yet been confirmed. Protestor Steve Bray, was in the area, at the time tweeted: “Suspect device at Downing Street. “We’ve been moved off the island until it’s cleared.”
It is thought that the chaos didn’t last long as Met Police confirmed minutes later that the situation was “all stood down”.