Whitehall was in lockdown as police probe ‘suspicious’ item – National 

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ROAD closures are in place in the capital as police probe a ‘suspect item’ this afternoon. 

Officers were called to Whitehall in London just after midday today and the area is in currently in lockdown. 

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: ‘Temporary road closures in place around Whitehall whist suspect item assessed.

‘Police attended at 1201hrs today. Specialist officers are now in attendance. Thank you for your patience.’ 

Whitehall is a road in central London and is known for its statues and monuments including the Cenotaph. 

It is also home to a number of government buildings including Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office and Horse Guards. 

Whitehall is in lock down this afternoon

Whitehall is in lock down this afternoon

Police have since reported that the item was non-suspicious. 

They tweeted: ‘Happy to update the item concerned has now been fully assessed and deemed non-suspicious. Roads will be reopened shortly. Thanks again for your patience and cooperation.’

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