UK: Abandoned car prompts alarm near Buckingham Palace

LONDON

British police on Friday cordoned off a main road near Buckingham Palace after detecting an abandoned car.

As many as 50 policemen and policewomen rushed to the scene and asked people to leave the area, according to local media reports.

The City of Westminster Police have confirmed cordons are in place and “officers are assessing a suspicious vehicle”.

“Officers, including specialist officers, are assessing a suspicious vehicle in Constitution Hill, SW1,” the police said on Twitter.

“Cordons are in place while emergency services deal. Motorists are advised to avoid the area,” it added.
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