Controlled explosion near US embassy in London

Police were called to reports of two unattended vehicles

Controlled explosion near US embassy in London

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British police say a controlled explosion has been carried out near the site of the new US embassy building in London.

Scotland Yard was called to reports of two unattended vehicles in a street in the Vauxhall area.

The scene was sealed off for a time.

However in a tweet, the Metropolitan Police say the incident has been stood down and was not terrorism related.