Update (12:30 p.m. EST): Reports indicate that the police presence was due to the discovery of a suspicious package, however, the situation has since been determined to be a false alarm and police officers have since been “stood down.”
Reports of a serious ‘incident’ near Borough Market in central London. Eyewitnesses say they can see dozens of police cars surrounding the area. It is currently not known what is causing the major police response.
Some reports indicate there are at least 15 police cars on the scene. Police have asked civilians to avoid the area at this time.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated should more become available.
Something big happening at St Thomas’s, between Borough Market and the Shard. Dozens of police vehicles arriving – area cordoned off pic.twitter.com/6JN3Pq7WaM
— Peter Jukes (@peterjukes) December 18, 2018
The reports of a suspicious package being found in the Borough Market area of Central London is just the latest in a string of suspicious packages, bomb threats, explosions, evacuations, mass shootings, active shooters, and terrorism that have plagued nations across the world.
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