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‘Explosions’ at Canary Wharf as ‘bomb squad use robot to detonate suspicious package

Hundreds of office workers are evacuated at Canary Wharf as bomb squad use robot to detonate suspicious package

  • Explosions were reported at South Quay, Canary Wharf on Tuesday afternoon
  • Hundreds of office workers were led away area with police present at the scene
  • Met Police said the package that was found was deemed to be non suspicious

Hundreds of office workers have been evacuated at Canary Wharf this afternoon as a bomb squad used a robot to detonate a suspicious package, according to reports.

People took to Twitter to claim they heard explosions going off around the South Quay area.

It was reported three suspicious packages were found at a nearby Pret coffee shop.

Met Police clarified only one package was found and it was deemed non suspicious. 

Explosions have been reported at Canary Wharf as a bomb squad used a robot to detonate a suspicious package this afternoon, according to witnesses

People took to Twitter to claim they heard explosions going off around the South Quay area 

People took to Twitter to claim they heard explosions going off around the South Quay area 

Photos show hundreds of office workers being led away from the area with police present at the scene

Photos show hundreds of office workers being led away from the area with police present at the scene

Photos show hundreds of office workers being led away from the area with police present at the scene. 

Other footage posted to social media shows people standing in a park after being evacuated from their office buildings. 

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘We were called at 1.19pm to reports of a package being found at Harbour Exchange Square in the E14 area of Canary Wharf.

‘The one package that was found was deemed non suspicious.’

‘Everything was stood down as of 1.48pm.’

Police declined to answer what was in the package, reported the Mirror. 

A Met Police spokesman said: 'We were called at 1.19pm to reports of a package being found at Harbour Exchange Square in the E14 area of Canary Wharf. Everything was stood down as of 1.48pm'

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘We were called at 1.19pm to reports of a package being found at Harbour Exchange Square in the E14 area of Canary Wharf. Everything was stood down as of 1.48pm’

Photos show hundreds of office workers being led away from the area with police present at the scene

Photos show hundreds of office workers being led away from the area with police present at the scene

Met Police declined to answer what was in the package that was found at the scene

Met Police declined to answer what was in the package that was found at the scene

Canary Wharf Group said in a statement to the paper: ‘We are aware that the Metropolitan Police are conducting an investigation in the area of South Quay. 

‘As a precaution they have asked us to close the South Quay Footbridge.

‘There is no impact to the rest of the Canary Wharf Estate.’

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