Waterloo station has reopened after a security alert at the Eurostar terminal.

The station was evacuated when a man set off a security alarm at the passenger screening area around 12.15pm.

South West Trains said a suspect package had been found and the station was closed after a request from the British Transport Police.

A 32-year-old man from Twickenham has been detained by police under section 51 of the Criminal Law Act for possession of suspicious articles.

Services at the station came to a halt and trains entering Waterloo were at a standstill, held outside the station.

The station was reopened to passengers at 1.30pm.