Roads around May’s office closed as police investigate suspicious item

LONDON (Reuters) – Roads were closed around British Prime Minister Theresa Mays Downing Street office on Thursday as police investigated a suspicious item.

“Temporary road closures in place around Whitehall whist suspect item assessed,” British police said in a Tweet. “Specialist officers are now in attendance.”

A Reuters reporter at the scene said police were calmly directing tourists onto neighbouring streets.

Reporting by William James and Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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