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Tottenham Court Road closed after bomb threat reports

London's Tottenham Court Road was sealed off and a building evacuated on Friday, after witnesses reported a man inside had threatened to blow himself up.

Police were called just before noon after computer equipment and office furniture was thrown from the fifth floor of an office building.

At 15:10 BST the Metropolitan Police said a man had been arrested and a search of the building was under way.

The BBC's Sophie Hutchinson was at the scene and said officers had mounted "an enormous emergency response".

  • 27 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK