British police close London Bridge station due to suspicious item

FILE PHOTO: A man is seen wearing a mask near London Bridge station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British Transport Police (BTP) said London Bridge station was closed as a precaution while specialist officers assessed a suspicious item on a train.

"Officers were called to London Bridge station at 12.33pm following reports of a suspicious item on board a train," BTP said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

"The station has been closed as a precaution while specialist officers assess the item."

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Sarah Young; editing by William James)

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