London Wall Evacuated, on Lockdown After Gas Leak—Not Bomb Scare

July 26, 2016 Updated: July 26, 2016

An area around London Wall was evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb scare that turned out to be a gas leak, according to local reports.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed the incident, tweeting, “Firefighters are attending a gas leak on #LondonWall EC2. Please avoid the area if possible.”

The leak was reported to be close to the Moorgate junction of London Wall.

A spokesperson with the City of London Police said the majority of London Wall was closed now. Nearby buildings were evacuated at 4 p.m. local time, the spokesperson said.

Aniel Patel, a witness, told the paper: “Security personnel are doing a good job keeping people safe.”

The section is closed between Wood Street and Blomfield Street, the Daily Star reported.