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17 Oct 2018 | 07:04 PM UTC

UK: Police detonate suspicious package at Westminster Bridge October 17 /update 1

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Police carry out controlled demolition of suspicious package at Westminster Bridge October 17; traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours

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 carried out a controlled demolition of a suspicious package along the Victoria Embankment at Westminster Bridge (London) on Wednesday, October 17. Authorities have determined the package to be "not suspicious." Traffic disruptions persist on Victoria Embankment between Bridge Street and Northumberland Avenue as of Wednesday evening (local time) and residual disruptions are expected to continue over the coming hours. Avoid the Parliament area until police activity has ceased.


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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