Trafalgar Square was evacuated this afternoon as armed police blocked off the London landmark following reports of a ‘suspicious package’ found nearby.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were called at 2.40pm to reports of a suspicious package in Duncannon Street.
The incident is not being treated as terrorist related and there have been no reports of injuries.
Specialist officers were called called in to investigate but have since been stood down.
A cordon set up around the historic square has since been lifted.
Charing Cross station was closed as a precaution and office workers were told to stay inside as police investigated.
The A400 Charing Cross Road was closed northbound between Trafalgar Square and Cranbourn Street.
All roads have since reopened, Transport for London tweeted.