5 March 2019
Specialist police are investigating suspicious packages found at three major transport hubs in London.
Officers were called to Waterloo Station, Heathrow Airport and London City Airport in separate incidents within hours of each other earlier today.
They have not yet said whether there is a link between the reports.
A staff building at London City Airport was evacuated as a precaution but the airport tweeted to say there was no impact on flights.
“At approximately 09.55, police received a report of a suspicious package at The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow,” the force said of the incident at Heathrow.
“The building was evacuated as a precaution. Specialist officers attended and the package was made safe.
“At approximately 12.10 today, police were called to a report of a suspicious package at London City Airport Aviation House, Royal Docks, Newham.
“Specialist officers are at the scene. The building has been evacuated as a precaution. Enquiries are ongoing.”
In a statement about the incident at Waterloo, British Transport Police said: “We were called to Waterloo station at 11.40am today following reports of a suspicious package.
“The item is currently being assessed by specialist teams.
“Cordons are in place, however train services continue to operate as normal at this time.”
South Western Rail have said a small cordon is in place but services are still running.