British police were earlier reported to have rushed to Buckingham Palace in order to investigate a "suspicious" car abandoned outside the gates. Police were said to be closing nearby roads after receiving unconfirmed reports of a bomb.
BREAKING: Buckingham Palace incident: Suspicious vehicle - unconfirmed reports of a bomb— PoliticalCommentary (@PoliticsGeek) November 15, 2019
Here’s footage of police evacuating area - closing roads
According to eyewitness reports shared on Twitter, police were shouting at people to move away from the palace and a section of The Mall nearby. Some claimed that around 50 policemen were present at the scene.
Buckingham Palace on lockdown as 50 police ‘scream’ at people to evacuate The Mall https://t.co/AYBCElIctD— Jeff Holst #BuyBritish #BrexitParty 🇬🇧🇺🇲 (@jeffh0lst) November 15, 2019
The incident at Buckingham Palace has been "stood down", according to reports by British police. Nothing suspicious has been found so far.
The vehicle in Constitution Hill, SW1, has been deemed to be non-suspicious. The incident has now being stood down and cordons are in the process of being lifted. Thank you for your patience.— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) November 15, 2019
Buckingham Palace is a popular tourist attraction and also the residence of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
Two weeks ago, London's Vauxhall Bridge was also shut down as law enforcement investigated another vehicle that had been abandoned – just yards away from the MI6 headquarters. No arrests were made following the incident, according to police reports.