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Five things you need to know about the bomb scare at Barclays’ Canary Wharf HQ

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1. It involved a lunch box and a Boris bike

Lunchbox

Someone reportedly left their lunchbox on a Boris bike outside Barclays’ Canary Wharf office today. This was spotted around 9am.

2. A bomb disposal robot approached the lunchbox and performed a controlled explosion 

Police arrived and deployed a bomb disposal robot to disarm the lunchbox by blowing it up. People in the vicinity have been tweeting photographs.

Bomb disposal

3. Evacuated Barclays’ staff were compelled to congregate nearby

It wasn’t ideal evacuation weather. It’s been raining in London today. Barclays staff were reportedly evacuated to the nearby shopping mall. 

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4. Other offices were placed on lock-down too

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5. It was a false alarm

Fortunately. And needless to say.

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