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05 Apr 2019 | 04:59 PM UTC

UK: Cordons lifted after suspicious packages reported at Bank of England Apr. 5

United Kingdom News Alert

Security cordons lifted after Bank of England (London) placed on lockdown due to suspicious packages April 5; packages deemed safe

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Bank of England (London)


Security cordons have been lifted after the Bank of England (London) was briefly placed on lockdown due to reports of two suspicious packages sent to the building on Friday, April 5. Police have deemed the packages to be safe. Residual traffic disruptions are possible around the Bank of England over the coming hours.


Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for residual traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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