Barbican station: Police place area on lockdown as officers investigate suspect package

Robin De Peyer
Police at the scene near the Barbican in the City

Barbican Station was closed and the area around it was placed on lockdown as police dealt with a suspect package.

Armed police were reportedly seen sealing streets off during the incident on Sunday morning.

The British Transport Police tweeted to say that an unattended bag on a train had been deemed safe.

The force added that an unattended item on a bridge was also being investigated.

Barbican Station has since reopened, Transport for London said, and the cordons ae understood to have been lifted.

A witness tweeted: "Barbican closed off from a suspect package, all clear now. @cityoflondon police doing a good job with the situation. #wearenotafraid #london".

Another added: "Armed Police sealed off #Goswellroad #barbican looks serious".

The City of London Police could not be reached for comment but were understood to be attending.