The Westfield shopping centre in London has been evacuated after a bomb threat sparked fear among shoppers.
After a suspicious item was discovered, the Westfield shopping centre in White City, London was evacuated, leaving shoppers worried.
Emergency services, including the police and London Fire Brigade, are shown in photos and videos posted on social media. A video uploaded on Twitter by @ParisSuleyman shows scores of people outside the shopping center. “Bomb threat at Westfield White City,” they added with this. “Everyone has been evacuated.” “Not sure what occurred – but now allowed in @westfieldlondon,” claimed Twitter user @Nosh Hussain21 in another tweet. “#Westfield White City bomb panic,” wrote another Twitter user, @debnicole, in a second post.
“The’suspicious package’ was removed after 1hr 20mins of being evacuated.”
“Incident at Westfield White City,” @dimileivadas also tweeted.
“Police, fire department, police dog section, and ambulances are all on the scene.”
“The site has been evacuated. “I have no idea what’s going on.” Police confirmed a “suspect parcel” was discovered at Westfield, according to Amy N Riada, a correspondent for Irish broadcaster.
She also stated that the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was present and that the all-clear had been given.
“Police confirm a suspicious package was recovered in Westfield London,” the journalist posted on Twitter.
“Explosive Ordnance Disposal was called in to help with the investigation.
“Everything is now obvious.”
A suspicious item was located, which was investigated and determined to be harmless, according to a Metropolitan Police spokesman.
The disturbance has now been brought to a halt.
Westfield White City, which cost £1.6 billion to build, opened in October 2008.
There are 450 stores and services in the retail center, as well as 5,550 parking spots.