They rushed to Wapping, following reports an explosive device had washed up on the banks of the River Thames.
But detectives noticed something unusual about this particular bomb; it was covered in glitter.
Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a giant Christmas bauble.
The Metropolitan Police jokingly shared the story on twitter.
Tags: Tower Hamlets, Wapping
Officers were called to Wapping to investigate a possible unexploded device that had been washed up on the shore.
Luckily, upon closer inspection, it is a giant glittery Christmas bauble! ?? pic.twitter.com/L6mCzr4Gjk
— Tower Hamlets Police (@MPSTowerHam) May 29, 2019
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