Westminster Bridge is closed as police deal with 'security alert'

‘Armed police’ put St Thomas’s Hospital on lockdown and shut Westminster Bridge over ‘security alert’

A London hospital has been placed on lockdown and Westminster Bridge has been shut over a ‘security alert’.

‘Armed police’ rushed to St Thomas’ Hospital near Waterloo today and have blocked the River Thames crossing in both directions.

Witnesses claimed there were armed police present at the incident and that the hospital was not allowing people to enter or leave.

The bridge near Parliament and Lambeth Palace Road have both been closed off and members of the public have reportedly been moved away from the area. 

‘Armed police’ rushed to St Thomas’ Hospital near Waterloo today and have blocked the River Thames crossing in both directions

Witnesses described being ‘pushed back out’ to the bridge, which has also been closed to pedestrians

Police did not confirm details of the incident when contacted by MailOnline but said there were no reports of injuries. 

Lambeth Police said: ‘Police are dealing with a security alert at St Thomas’ Hospital, SE1. We will provide further info when known.’ 

More to follow 

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