Controlled Explosion Conducted Near US Embassy In London

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London: After being alerted to two unattended vehicles near the new U.S. embassy in Wandsworth, south-west London, the police carried out a controlled explosion.

The police used a bomb disposal robot for the controlled explosion of a red van parked next to the unopened building on Ponton Road at 5.37pm on Wednesday, The Guardian reports.

Officers called to a report of two unattended cars at 4.38pm and a cordon set up

Sniffers dogs were scrambled to the area and a nearby Waitrose was evacuated.

The ambulance and fire service vehicles and cordons were in place.

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The Metropolitan police said the vehicles were not suspicious. The roads were shut down at the beginning, which the police said would be opened soon.

Three more people were arrested Wednesday in connection with London’s weekend terrorist attack, on the eve of Britain’s election, police said. Britain has been witnessing terror attacks since last month and security has been beefed up ahead of the polls.