St Paul's station placed in lockdown over 'suspicious package'

The package sparked panic this morning

The package sparked panic this morning

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

One of London's busiest tube stations was placed in lockdown following the discovery of a "suspicious package."

City of London Police and British Transport Police confirmed that St Paul's station and the surrounding area were cordoned off following the discovery this morning.

The original CLP statement read: "We are currently in attendance in St Martin's Le Grand (EC1) following a report of a suspicious package inside a building.

"Called at 10.23am. Cordons are in place around the street and people are advised to avoid the surrounding area."

However, a subsequent statement confirmed the package was a false alarm.

The statement read: "The item has now been deemed non suspicious and officers are working to clear the incident. Cordons are still currently in place."