London Bridge station reopens after suspicious item investigated

FILE PHOTO: Police officers are seen on a bridge over North Acton underground station following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - London Bridge station in central London reopened on Wednesday afternoon after it was evacuated while police investigated reports of a suspicious item on board a train, a Reuters eyewitness said.

Police were called to the busy commuter hub at 11.33 GMT following reports of a suspicious item on board a train, a British Transport Police spokeswoman said.

The station was closed as a precaution while specialist officers assessed the item.

Train operators Southern and Southeastern said on Twitter that trains were not stopping at the station.

"All lines are expected to reopen shortly following the emergency services having dealt with an incident at London Bridge," Southern said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sarah Young, Paul Sandle, Natalie Thomas and Henry Nicholls; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In World

Saudi releases Bin Laden construction tycoon detained in 2017 corruption sweep
UK court overturns debt judgment against prime minister
Exclusive: Russian climate envoy calls race to tighten emissions targets "unreasonable"
Netanyahu poised to gain political lifeline as violence flares
Three rockets launched toward Israel from Lebanon, no damage -Israeli military
Kenyan court slams brakes on president's constitutional changes
Scottish police free men held by UK immigration force
Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating its territorial integrity
Greece woos foreign tourists ahead of reopening
Fear stalks streets of Israeli city where Jews and Arabs mixed freely

Stories You'll Enjoy