Europe News

London Bridge closed after suspicious package found

A file photo of the London Bridge in London.
Jim Dyson | Getty Images

London police briefly shut down the London Bridge because of a suspicious package.

The Independent reported that officers were alerted about the package around 5 p.m. local time. According to the report, the road was closed in both directions to vehicles and pedestrians during rush hour as officers investigated the area. London Bridge Station, however, remained open during this time.

Police reopened the bridge after it was inaccessible for a little under an hour.

City of London police tweet

Read the full report from The Independent.

Read More Uber's storm in Europe: Court case to office raids