Police investigating suspicious vehicle found outside London's Bank of England building

The Bank of England says it has moved its staff to safe areas after reports of a suspicious vehicle outside the building.

London police say they are dealing with the vehicle, which was abandoned in the middle of the road near the bank in the capital's busy financial district.

It said Thursday all roads in the area have been closed to pedestrians and traffic.

The bank said all essential operations continue from the building's safe areas.