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05 Mar 2019 | 03:53 PM UTC

UK: Security alerts cause disruptions in London March 5 /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Security alerts reported at London’s Waterloo station, Heathrow Airport (LHR), and London City Airport (LCY) on March 5; anticipate transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London City Airport (LCY), Heathrow Airport (LHR), Waterloo station

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Event

Suspicious packages have been reported at London's Waterloo station, and near Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London City Airport (LCY) as of the afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, March 5. According to local sources, a suspicious package was reported at 09:55 at the Compass Centre in Hounslow near Heathrow Airport (LHR), prompting police officers to cordon off the area. Nevertheless, officials at LHR have announced that the incident did not impact flights. Police forces were also deployed to Waterloo station at 11:40, cordoning off the station's Exit 3. Later on Tuesday, police officers evacuated the London City Airport (LCY) Aviation House and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) at 12:10 due reports of a third suspicious package, with security forces temporarily closing the airport access road and ordering the suspension of DLR rail services in both directions, including trains from London's King George V station. DLR operations resumed at 14:00 following an all-clear notice by police. LCY officials indicated the incident did not affect the terminal buildings and there were no reports of flight disruptions. Lingering disruptions are possible at Waterloo station, LCY, and LHR over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments to the situation and prepare for transportation delays, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the relevant authorities

 

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