01:50 GMT06 December 2020
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    According to eyewitnesses cited by Reuters, passengers at the Westminster station were told late on Monday that an emergency had caused the station to be closed. It was opened again shortly after.

    The cause of the emergency reportedly remains unknown.

    The terror threat remains high in the United Kingdom. The country has faced a number of deadly terror acts in recent years, most notably the attack on London's Westminster Bridge and parliament grounds in March 2017, as well as a concert bombing in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

    READ MORE: Gatwick Airport Drone Incident Not Terrorism-Related — UK Police

    In late December, three people, a couple and a policeman, were stabbed in an incident at Victoria station in Manchester. The suspected attacker was detained minutes after the attack.

    In January, Scotland Yard said that around 200 UK jihadists who had travelled to Syria to fight alongside the Daesh terrorist group are thought to be alive and might decide to come home, something that would be a serious threat to national security.

    READ MORE: Number of People Brought to Trial in UK for Terrorism Hits 10-Year High

    * Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.


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