LONDON (Reuters) – British police said an incident at a major junction in central London was over after they investigated a suspicious vehicle which had prompted a security alert.

Traffic had been stopped at Elephant and Castle, a major thoroughfare for traffic into the capital from southeast London while police examined contents of a car.

“(The) incident has been stood down,” a police spokewoman said.

Reporting by Costas Pitas and Kate Holton, editing by Estelle Shirbon/Guy Faulconbridge