first_imgTourists locked inside London Eye pods amid major security alert The attraction says it is in constant contact with its guests. Source: The London Eye/Twitter Short URL Source: The London Eye/Twitter There are a number of other tourist attractions in the area, including the London Dungeon and the National Gallery.Parliament was put on lockdown immediately after the incident, with politicians and staff ordered to remain inside.Television pictures showed a red air ambulance landing on the grass square opposite the parliament building and other emergency vehicles swarming nearby roads.Westminster Bridge and the Westminster Underground station which serves parliament and the surrounding political district, have been closed off.The Department of Foreign Affairs here has said it is aware of an incident and is monitoring developments closely through the Irish Embassy in London.Anyone with serious concerns may contact:The Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Assistance Unit on 01-4082527For those in London, the Consular Unit of the Irish Embassy can be reached on on +44 207 2352171- With reporting from AFP Updates: Man shot by police, up to 10 people injured outside British House of Commons >Read: Theresa May ‘bundled into car’ by police with firearms drawn > Share135 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38,439 Views Wednesday 22 Mar 2017, 4:42 PM Image: Sky News – screengrab center_img Image: Sky News – screengrab 1/3 We can confirm that the London Eye is temporarily holding our guests on board following the incident on Westminster Bridge— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017 17 Comments By Daragh Brophy Mar 22nd 2017, 4:42 PM A NUMBER OF tourists have been stuck in pods in the London Eye, amid a major security lockdown in the centre of the city.Police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a “terrorist” incident earlier.The building in the heart of the British capital was immediately sealed off and MPs and staff ordered to remain inside. Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed to safety.The London Eye confirmed that all guest were being held within the attraction, in line with procedure – issuing a statement on Twitter: 2/3 We are following our tried and tested procedures and are in constant contact with all guests inside.— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017last_img

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