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.
#LondonWall closed in both directions between Wood Street and Blomfield Street. Emergency services on site
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— Matt Williams (@MattDWills) July 26, 2016
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 26, 2016
Major gas leak on London Wall, best avoid pic.twitter.com/WsoG366o0m
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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.