August 28, 2018 / 1:59 PM / in 8 months

Police briefly evacuate area near London's Canary Wharf

LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they had stood down an investigation at South Quay station near London’s Canary Wharf financial district after buildings and a footbridge were briefly evacuated in a security scare on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said they had investigated suspicious packages but that the area had been declared safe. British police and security services are on high alert following a series of attacks at high profile locations last year.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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