At around 10:07 hours this morning (13th October) London’s emergency services responded to what has been described as a ‘security incident’ at St Thomas’ Hospital.
At 10:07 hours, Lambeth Police tweeted to say: ‘police are dealing with a security alert at St Thomas’ Hospital, SE1. We will provide further info when known’.
Footage and pictures from the scene showed various London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Met Police resources at the scene as outer cordons were put in place whilst police investigated the incident.
At around 10:35 hours, Lambeth Police confirmed that the security alert was being stood down and that the cordons were being removed.
A spokesperson for Lambeth Police said:
‘Police were called at 09:18 hours to St Thomas’ Hospital SE1 following a report of threats made by a male. No weapons were seen. Armed officers attended. Local road closures were put in place. The hospital was not evacuated.
‘Officers subsequently located and spoke to a male inside the hospital.
‘There have been no arrests. This was not treated as a terrorism incident’.