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05 Nov 2018 | 06:51 PM UTC

UK: Suspicious package forces evacuation of Parliament Square (London) Nov. 5

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Authorities evacuate Parliament Square and close Whitehall after suspicious package reported at Westminster (London) November 5; adjacent streets cordoned off

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Authorities have evacuated Parliament Square and closed Whitehall after a suspicious package was reportedly found in Westminster (London) on the evening (local time) of Monday, November 5. Police have cordoned off adjacent roads, including the entrance to Downing Street from Whitehall, as well as the Westminster underground station; the cordons are likely to be lifted soon, according to police. Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident over the coming hours.


Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, prepare for lingering transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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