World News – GB – Emergency in Kingston: ‘fear of bombs’ near John Lewis – customers flee shopping center


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Agents raided the Bentall Center, Kingston’s largest shopping mall, to conduct an evacuation Local council confirmed an ‘incident’ was underway as reports on social media suggested it there had been a bomb threat

Kingston Council tweeted: « #Traffic Police closed Wood Street between the Bentall Center and John Lewis due to an incident »

A man said: « Apparently there is a bomb threat in downtown Kingston and all the shops and Bentall Center have been evacuated »

Another person said a police cordon had been erected around the John Lewis store in the mall

He said: « The area around John Lewis in Kingston has been cordoned off by police due to a suspected bomb in the building

« It took me years to find a way home, and I live less than five minutes from the store »

The BBC reported that a car crash occurred at Kingston Horse Fair, causing a closure between Kingston Bridge and Wood Street

A man walking his dog said he was informed of a « serious bomb threat » in the area

Photos from the scene show at least five police vehicles and a first emergency rescue vehicle near a cordon

She said: « At approximately 9.47am on Wednesday October 28, police were contacted by a department store on Wood Street in Kingston where a bomb threat had been received

« The store has been evacuated and the London Ambulance Service is present as a precaution No injuries have been reported A number of closures, including the Kingston Bridge, are in place as officers search the premises Requests continue « This incident is not supposed to be linked to terrorism »

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