The Houses of Parliament were evacuated this morning after an unattended bag was reported to security.
Hundreds of people spilled out onto the streets around the area, but were let back in after just a few minutes.
I reported an unattended bag outside Parliament about 10 mins ago. Started evacuating couple mins later. Assume it's that— Anne Alexander (@Annemariealex) July 10, 2017
Parliament being evacuated because due to fire alarm being sounded. Hoping it's nothing serious, but awaiting further information. pic.twitter.com/Q61ua09SJi— Matthew van Rooyen (@MrMattvR) July 10, 2017
The London Fire Brigade tweeted that they had not been called in and were not attending the incident.
We can confirm that we have not been called to a fire alarm sounding at the Houses of Parliament. Should that change we'll tweet an update.— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 10, 2017
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