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"Suspicious vehicle" causes alert near BBC offices

One reporter said that staff were not told to leave the newsroom.
Dec 1st 2015, 3:20 PM 9,951 13

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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