The police have given notice of the discovery of a suspicious package at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, LESC, at Two Mile Hill, St. Michael.
A police statement says that the Operations Control Room received a call from personnel of the Barbados Fire service informing that there was a reported suspicious package located in a bathroom of the building and police response was needed.
It adds that response was immediate, and a command center has been set up in the vicinity of the Imart building, some distance away.
Police have diverted all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from the JTC Ramsay (Bussa) roundabout and the Howells Road junction with Two Mile Hill Road.
The police advise that this diversion will cause considerable disruption to traffic and are asking motorists and road users to avoid the area if they can.
A further update is promised as the incident is investigated.