[Updated at 8:08 a.m. ET] An incident that led authorities in Britain to close a major highway near Birmingham, England is not related to terrorism, police said Thursday.
Officers responded swiftly to a credible report of suspicious activity but there is no danger and no one is a suspect, police said.
[Posted at 7:58 a.m. ET] Armed police have closed a major motorway near Birmingham, England, after an incident involving a passenger traveling on a bus from the northwestern town of Preston to London.
Staffordshire police described the unusual move to CNN: "There is major ongoing police-led incident on M6 toll motorway near Lichfield. Both lanes remained closed off."
A spokeswoman for Megabus confirmed that one of its vehicles was involved, with 48 people booked on the journey.
"We are assisting police with their inquiries into an allegation made against a passenger," the spokeswoman said.
Passengers were told to evacuate the bus by police who included armed officers. Police in Britain are not usually armed when they respond to incidents.
Footage from the scene shows the bus pulled over on to the hard shoulder, with the passengers sitting in rows on the tarmac where they were questioned by officers.
Emergency vehicles can be seen lined up along the highway.
ITN reporter Rupert Evelyn, who is at the scene, told CNN a woman with a small child was among the passengers led off the bus.
A couple of military bomb disposal units are on standby, he said.FULL STORY