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Controlled explosion of suspect vehicle near Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey UK News

A controlled explosion took place near Westminster Abbey, police confirmed.

The incident involving a suspicious vehicle happened around 4.30pm today, resulting in multiple cordons being set up.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Police are currently in the vicinity of Westminster Abbey dealing with an ongoing incident involving what is believed to be a suspicious vehicle.

“A number of road closures are in place while emergency services deal with the incident.”

The vehicle was reportedly located at Broad Sanctuary, just off Parliament Square.

Times Series: Broad Sanctuary is located near Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey.  Photo: Google MapsBroad Sanctuary is located close to Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. Photo: Google Maps

According to TFL, the closed roads included a section of Bridge Street and Whitehall. Westminster and St James’s Park tube stations were also closed.

Police later issued an update, saying: “Two controlled explosions were carried out near Westminster Abbey.

“The incident was suspended around 5 p.m. Roads reopened and the cordon was lifted.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-09 17:48:23

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