Suspected WWII shell discovered in E. London prompts massive evacuation
Witnesses described seeing a swarm of police vehicles in the area and bomb squads racing down the street, the Evening Standard reports.
Eek. Shoreditch High street is closed from this junction to Shoreditch church. Allegedly a bomb scare.. pic.twitter.com/JYBzLoJU17— Sarah Palmer (@Palmaggio) February 27, 2017
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the newspaper that police were investigating an unexploded World War II shell at the scene.
Avoid shoreditch high street people !! Apparently a bomb scare pic.twitter.com/2WLk23OB9S— Patrão 🍾 (@BallerWallace9) February 27, 2017
The incident was stood down after officers uncovered the “inert device” and said it was a false alarm, according to the Evening Standard.
Transport for London (TfL) says Shoreditch High Street has now reopened following the incident.