A bomb disposal robot was deployed.
The Daily Telegraph reports that police put the surrounding area in lock-down mode as a bomb disposal robot was deployed to make the streets safe.
At around 10.15am, there were reports of a controlled explosion, with eyewitnesses reporting 'chaos' as bankers were directed into the nearby Churchill Place shopping mall. Roads into and out of the district were closed.
The bomb scare was later confirmed as a false alarm.
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