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"Suspicious vehicle" causes alert near BBC offices

One reporter said that staff were not told to leave the newsroom.

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REPORTS THAT THE BBC building on Regent’s Street in London was evacuated are being denied by some staff.

It was reported that BBC’s New Broadcasting House was evacuated over a ‘suspicious vehicle’.

The Metropolitan Police told TheJournal.ie that the alert over a suspicious vehicle had been “stood down”.

A spokesperson said that some evacuations did take place in the area.

It is understood that some roads around the Portland Place area were cordoned off because of the reports about a suspicious vehicle, with some buildings evacuated as a result.

BBC reporter Ros Atkins said that not everyone was directed to leave the building:

Another reporter, Farhan Jimale, tweeted:

BBC World Service reporter Akwasi Sarpong said that the situation was a “false alarm”.

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