Outside the Tate Modern building this morning , Source: Alberto Pezzali, AP

A man has died after falling from the Tate Modern gallery in London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Emergency services were called to the gallery, in Bankside, at about 10.45am on Friday.

The force said the man, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene.

His death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

A cordon remained in place at the scene on Friday afternoon.

In a statement, the Met said the man’s death was being treated as “unexpected but not thought to be suspicious”.

The gallery, which is one of the most visited art museums in the world, said it would remain closed for the rest of the day following the incident.

In a statement, the Tate said: “We are very sad to report that a member of the public passed away at Tate Modern this morning.