Jewish Agency for Israel London office & surrounding streets evacuated over suspicious vehicle
London Metropolitan Police were called to reports of a "suspicious vehicle" on Ballard Lane in Finchley around 10am GMT.
A cordon was set up in order to keep members of the public at a distance, workers were evacuated from nearby buildings and the road was blocked in all directions.
CST is liaising with @metpoliceuk regarding suspicious van in Finchley Central. CST will update when further information known.— CST (@CST_UK) November 24, 2016
Finchley Central tube station, on the Northern Line, was also closed off for a “security check,” according to Transport for London (TFL).
Finchley Central - station closed, security check.— Northern line (@northernline) November 24, 2016
Also getting reports about a suspicious package and @CST_UK are in close contact with police about both.— Rosa Doherty (@Rosa_Doherty) November 24, 2016
Witnesses have taken photos of police and fire crews investigating the scene.
Dear Clients, Due to the bomb scare at Finchley Central, we've temporarily cancelled all appointments until access has been restored. pic.twitter.com/8W4a6jHU4h— Very Geri (@Verygeribeauty) November 24, 2016
The cordon was reportedly lifted at around 10.45am.
CST informed by @metpoliceuk that the suspicious van in Finchley Central has been given the all clear. Cordons being removed.— CST (@CST_UK) November 24, 2016