A man accused of brandishing a knife and hammer near a Home Office building has been charged by police.

Oluwaleke Yisa, 30, of Harton Street, Deptford, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He faces one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and one of possession of a knife in a public place.

Members of the public flagged down police officers at around 12.45pm on Tuesday after an armed man was seen near the government building in St Thomas Street, near London Bridge, apparently making threats to kill.

The building, Becket House, is an immigration service office.

The incident came days after Dominic Hornberger, 29, from Birmingham, allegedly attacked a government worker near the Home Office in Marsham Street, Westminster.

He is accused of GBH with intent and possession of a knife after a man in his 60s, who works for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, was attacked in Marsham Street in Westminster on August 15.

Hornberger was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 13.