City of London police closed off the area around the capital’s Tower Bridge after a person was spotted climbing the structure late on Wednesday morning.

“Tower Bridge is currently closed while we deal with a person who has climbed the structure,” a police spokesperson said.

Police stopped all traffic in both directions, and diversions were put in place as officers attempted to make contact with the individual.

Images shared on social media purported to show the unidentified person clinging to the bridge high above the River Thames as media outlets reported several people in high-vis vests were speaking to them.

Shortly after the alarm was first raised, the situation appeared to reach a safe conclusion, with City of London police confirming that the bridge had reopened.

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