ASOS building evacuated after Mornington Crescent bomb scare

Bomb scare at Mornington Crescent

Bomb scare at Mornington Crescent - Credit: Archant

Buildings including the head office of ASOS were evacuated in Mornington Crescent after a bomb scare this morning.

Bomb scare at Mornington Crescent. Picture: Twitter/@KarlreMarks

Bomb scare at Mornington Crescent. Picture: Twitter/@KarlreMarks - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of workers were evacuated from Greater London House in Hampstead Road, which houses the online clothes retailer.

Mornington Crescent Tube station was also closed after police officers found a “suspect package” in the area and several roads were sealed off.

An ASOS employee said: “The fire wardens came round and said we all had to leave immediately as there was a suspect package on the upper floor of the building, so we all rushed out. There were police all over the building and it was pretty scary.

“Outside there were people everywhere from different buildings. A few of us went for lunch, and by the time we’d finished we were let back in. There were still lots of police around though.

“We later heard that there may have been a phone call tip off, hence the police and ambulances being at the building.”

The station has now reopened.

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