A bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion after they discovered a suspect package – that turned out to be a PESTO SANDWICH.
Officers closed off a busy high street on Sunday afternoon after a suspicious brown bag was discovered at a bus stop close to The Shard and London Bridge train station.
After an investigation, police decided to execute a controlled explosion on the package, which splattered pesto and bread across shop windows.
Eye witness Adam Smith had tried to walk through Borough High Street, south London, but was stopped at a police cordon.
He tweeted: “Okay. Suspicious package was a pesto sandwich which has been splattered all over this building.
“Standing at the bus stop chuckling to myself as I keep seeing more evidence of the sandwich explosion.
“There is pesto on the first floor windows.”
Metropolitan Police confirmed that the street was closed for almost two hours during the operation.
“Police were called at 4.40 to Borough High Street to reports of a suspicious package.
“Officers attended and the item was found to be non-suspicious.
“The incident was stood down at 6.05pm.”