Hundreds of people have been evacuated from Tooley Street in central London, Metropolitan police have confirmed.
Southwark police were called to the road at 12:26pm today following reports of a suspicious item found at the address.
Specialist officers are at the scene until around 6:30pm and a number of evacuations took place, police have said.
Witnesses said the evacuation took place close to Hays Galleria, a popular shopping destination opposite London Bridge station.
Darrel Page said on Twitter the road has been "sealed" and "plenty of police" are in attendance.
Just been evacuated out of Hay’s Galleria, quite a bit of police around.— Richard Johnson (@chichard41) December 1, 2015
Southwark Police have confirmed the street is now open again and Hays Gallaria is safe to return to.
Officers thanked the public for their "patience and compliance with officer directions at the scene".
Counting House at Hays Galleria safe to return to. We really appreciate your patience and compliance with officer directions at the scene.— MPS Southwark (@MPSSouthwark) December 1, 2015
Tooley Street now open again. #SE1. ^540— MPS Southwark (@MPSSouthwark) December 1, 2015