Bomb experts were on the scene and a massive cordon was set up after an apparent World War II bomb was found near London Bridge.
Emergency services were called at 4.45pm to reports of historic ‘ordnance’ at Guy’s Campus on Great Maze Pond.
A large cordon was established to keep members of the public back and police advised people to avoid the area as traffic was diverted from the area.
Witnesses at the scene described seeing bomb disposal units arriving.
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A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “At 4.45pm on Monday July 12 police were made aware of a possible Second World War ordnance at Guy’s Campus, Great Maze Pond, London.
“A safety cordon has been established. Traffic is being diverted and roads closed. Please avoid the area.
“Experts are on the scene.”
By 7.45pm the incident was stood down and roads reopened.
The London Ambulance service said they were called to the scene, but did not need to treat anyone or take anyone to hospital.
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