City of London in lockdown as armed police deployed

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City of London police released a statement at around 10.30am confirming "We are now in attendance at Wilson Street (EC2) following a report of a suspicious package in the area".

According to media reports, the London police have also evacuated some of the buildings near Liverpool Street and Moorgate areas.

City of London Police commented: "We can confirm an incident involving an item found at Leadenhall Market (EC3) has now been resolved".

The deployment was prompted by reports of a "suspicious package" on Wilson Street, in between Moorgate and Liverpool Street.

During the evacuation the London Market Group warned insurance professionals about visiting Lloyd's in a tweet.

Leadenhall Market in the City has been reopened after being evacuated due to a suspect package earlier.

"Following an investigation, the item was subsequently deemed non-suspicious at 2.20pm".

They added: "Cordons have been now been lifted and officers will help facilitate the return of traders to the market".

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