U.S. embassy in London back to normal after security alert

The Stars and Stripes flies outside the new U.S. embassy in Britain, as construction work continues on buildings behind, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in London said it was resuming normal operations after a security alert caused by a suspicious package outside the building on Wednesday.

"The U.S. Embassy is back to normal business operations. Local authorities investigated and cleared a suspicious package outside the Embassy," the embassy's official Twitter account said.

(Reporting by Muvija M; editing by William James and William Schomberg)