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17 Oct 2018 | 04:02 PM UTC

UK: Police lock down Westminster due to suspicious package Oct. 17

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Westminster Bridge on lockdown due to suspicious package October 17; avoid the area and anticipate traffic disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Victoria Embankment (Westminster Bridge, London)

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Police have reportedly locked down and cordoned off part of the Victoria Embankment (from Bridge Street to Northumberland Avenue) at Westminster Bridge (London) on Wednesday, October 17, due to a bomb scare from reports of a suspicious package. Traffic is being diverted to Trafalgar Square. Further details regarding the event are still emerging. Avoid the Parliament area.


Individuals in London are advised to avoid Westminster Bridge and surrounding areas, prepare for associated traffic disruptions, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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