Police all-clear after London security alert prompted evacuations

London police said they had lifted a cordon put in place in part of the city’s financial district on Wednesday morning after determining that an item found there was not suspicious.

Earlier, officers had sealed off an area in Moorgate and Liverpool Street after a report of a suspicious package.

City of London police said in a statement: “We can confirm an incident involving a item found in Wilson Street (EC2) has now been resolved.

“We first received reports of a suspicious package at 9.52am on Wednesday (20 September).

“Following an investigation, the item was subsequently deemed non-suspicious at 10.35am.

“Cordons have been now been lifted.”

Twitter users had earlier posted pictures from near the cordon.

Don’t like the look of this outside Liverpool Street station. pic.twitter.com/C2s2W1aMkb— Deborah Tarrant (@minideb26) 20 septembre 2017Sniffer dog at Liverpool Street #Liverpoolstreet #moorgate #snifferdog pic.twitter.com/s2rdDMRDYQ— Cookie (@CrystalCooke) 20 septembre 2017Serious investigation Moorgate / Liverpool Street outside our offices… police not letting anyone out, sniffer dogs & armed police. pic.twitter.com/HPk3GG2UPr— Alex Holmes (@abcholmes) 20 septembre 2017
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