At 1:16pm, City of London Police said: “There are currently two road closures and cordons in place in two locations due to reports of a suspicious package”. People were advised to leave Threadneedle Street, and Bishopsgate to the junction with Fenchurch Street.
At 1:32pm, officers confirmed the package was non-suspicious.
They said: “The suspicious package has been confirmed as non-suspicious.
“All roads have now reopened and all cordons have been lifted.
“Thank you for your patience.”
Traffic social media account Jambuster said: “A10 Bishopsgate (EC2N/EC2M/EC2R) (All Directions) at the junction of Threadneedle Street – Road is closed due to an police investigation. Use alternative route. “
Social media reports said there was a “bomb threat”, with users saying they are “being told to run from the area”.
Twitter account @AJWestAuthor said: “Police have locked down Bishopsgate. Hope all turns out okay, whatever it is.
“Avoid. Lots of police.”
A person was also stuck inside during the bomb threat.
Jake Elsley said: “Bomb threat – am stuck inside.”
Express.co.uk has contatced City of London Police.