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The underground and train station was temporarily shut and travellers were being advised to stay away.
However the situation is now understood to be under control and the busy station is hoping to resume normal service shortly.
At 6.18pm British Transport Police tweeted: "Officers are dealing with an incident at London Bridge.
"A man has been arrested, normal service to resume soon. Further updates to follow."
Police carry out controlled explosion on "suspicious bag" at London Bridge station
originally posted by: Badgered1
I get how controlled explosions on suspicious packages can be standard procedure, but how can they be sure that the package doesn't involve something that the explosion could spread? Biological/Nuclear/Chemical?