The police are currently carrying out a probe on Goswell Road in the Barbican
The police are currently carrying out a probe on Goswell Road in the Barbican.
Trains are not stopping at Barbican station which has been closed off while police conduct enquiries.
A Transport for London spokesperson said: “Barbican station is closed due to a security alert outside the station. It will reopen when police give us the go ahead.”
Eyewitnesses report that police are moving them away from the area.
Police worked quickly in the City of London to ensure the public's safety
British Transport police have confirmed that a suspect package on a bridge above the station sparked the security scare.
A spokesperson said: “Unattended bag on train deemed safe by our medic and unattended item on over bridge near Barbican @CityPolice also on scene #WeAreNotAfraid.”
Barbican station reopened shortly after 11.30 am this morning and all tube lines are running again.
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Police cordoned off the area to conduct an investigation
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British Transport Police said that the scare was caused by an unattended bag
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The security scare comes in the wake of the London terror attacks this week when Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people by ploughing his car into a crowd of people who were walking along Westminster bridge. He also stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death in parliament.
The police have stepped up security measures across London following the attack.
Police ushered people away from the scene
Londoners took to Twitter to praise the police response to this latest incident.
One user tweeted that the police did a "great job with the situation."
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