London's Royal Opera House given all clear after bomb scare
London's Royal Opera House and surrounding area in Covent Garden were evacuated over a bomb scare, after reports of a 'suspicious package.'
Social media of the incident were posted, showing empty streets and crowds pushed back behind police cordons. Sniffer dogs were called to examine the scene.
London's Royal Opera House and surrounding area in Covent Garden are being evacuated over a bomb scare. People are being moved away from the area. A police cordon is in place. Photo courtesy of Missy Mills. pic.twitter.com/UJryPlaGgi— Rich Preston (@RichPreston) February 27, 2018
Covent Garden and Royal Opera House evacuated https://t.co/MqsBo6EKNr— Dominic Daly (@SirDalyEsports) February 27, 2018
The Metropolitan Police has since stated that the incident is over. The Royal Opera House confirmed that the "situation is now resolved."
The Royal Opera House was evacuated this morning along with other businesses in the area. The situation is now resolved with staff and artists returning safely to the building.— Royal Opera House (@RoyalOperaHouse) February 27, 2018