January 19, 2018 / 10:44 AM / a month ago

UPDATE 2-Suspect package near London's Kings Cross station deemed non-suspicious

(Updates with item deemed non-suspicious)

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Police investigating a package which briefly sparked a security alert near London’s Kings Cross railway station on Friday said the item was non-suspicious and that cordons were being lifted.

“Police were dealing with a suspicious package in Pentonville Road/Caledonian Road, #KingsCross. The package has been deemed non-suspicious & cordons now being removed,” local police said on Twitter.

A police spokesman had earlier said that roads had been shut near Kings Cross, but the station itself was not closed during the incident. (Reporting by Kate Holton and Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

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