Downing Street has been closed off to the public as emergency services scramble to the scene. According to witnesses at the scene, an evacuation is underway following the discovery of a suspicious package on Whitehall. Road closures are in place but are expected to be lifted after police determined the package to not be suspicious.
City of Westminster Police tweeted: “The item has been assessed as not suspicious and road closures are being lifted.”
They were called at 12:13pm on Wednesday and remain in the area.
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