False alarm: Police say suspect package near London's Gherkin building was electrical item

The City of London police said in a tweet that they put cordons around St Mary Axe due to a report of a suspicious package (a box) in Bury St.
The City of London police said in a tweet that they put cordons around St Mary Axe due to a report of a suspicious package (a box) in Bury St.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - British police said a reported suspicious package in the City of London near London’s “Gherkin” building on Friday (March 23) was a harmless discarded electrical item and lifted cordons in the area.

“The cordons put up around St Mary Axe due to a suspicious package have been lifted and the area is now clear,” City of London police said in a tweet. The Gherkin’s address is 30 St Mary Axe.

“No cause for alarm – the box turned out to be a discarded electrical item.”