Royal Opera House in London Evacuated - Covent Garden Placed on Lockdown
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the surrounding roads were sealed off following reports of a bomb threat.
Photos taken at the scene showed police cordons surrounding the famous venue, with the surrounding streets eerily quiet, Express reported.
One witness said: “Apparent bomb scare in Covent garden most buildings evacuated!”
One Twitter posted a photo of the scene at 10.45am.
They said: “Mass evacuation of the Royal Opera House and surrounding areas due to a bomb scare.”
Another photo showed sniffer dogs are at the scene. The Met Police said police were called to investigate a “suspect package”.
They said the incident had now been stood down. Staff members have returned to the Royal Opera House.
The venue tweeted: “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.”