Trafalgar Square declared safe after discovery of 'suspicious package'

Carla Harmon
June 8, 2017

Metropolitan Police said that specialist officers were in attendance and that the tube station had been closed as a "precaution".

Trafalgar Square, a top tourist attraction and one of the most recognisable squares in London, was evacuated on Thursday afternoon.


The incident was quickly "stood down", however, and the cordon was lifted. Earlier, a suspicious package had led to the evacuation of Trafalgar Square and the closure of the Charing Cross train station, according to multiple reports.

"Police called to reports of a suspicious item in Charing Cross".


An hour later, at 3.40pm BST, the Met said the incident was over and all roads had been reopend.

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.


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