Thousands were evacuated from Victoria station during rush hour this morning following reports or an unexploded bomb. Armed police raced to the scene as hordes of commuters were ordered from both the tube and mainline rail station.
Pictures and videos on social media showed people flooding from the the station with a heavy police presence outside. Scotland Yard ordered the station evacuated due to an “unexploded device” on a nearby building site.
Buckingham Palace Road was partially closed and cordoned off.
The Met tweeted: “Officers are in attendance at a building site on Terminus Place, SW1 following the discovery of what is believed to be World War 2 ordnance.”
The alarm was raised at around 9.30 and the station was reopened by 10am. Local roads and the bus station have now reopened, a Met spokesman said.