Explosive device found in central London as police put street on lockdown

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A major road in central London has been closed off following reports of an explosive device at a flat.

The Met Police has said a cordon is in place after suspicious items were allegedly found at an address on Vauxhall Bridge Road in Pimlico.

Officers from the Met and the London Fire Brigade were called shortly before 6pm on Thursday to the address close to the Houses of Parliament.

A large cordon was in place between Wilton Road and Drummond Gate, and the A202 was closed in both directions.

So far, it is unclear if the incident is terror-related, and whether there have been any injuries, MyLondon reports.

Police say a man has been detained at the scene.

A Met Office spokesman told the Daily Star: "Police were called to an address in Vauxhall Bridge Road at 5:51pm on Thursday, July 15 to reports of suspicious items.

"Officers attended. A cordon has been put in place as a precaution while the items are investigated.

"One man has been detained and enquiries continue."

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Just after 8pm, it was reported that Vauxhall Bridge Road had reopened and the police cordon had been taken down.

Police say enquiries are ongoing.

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