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.
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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