Westminster Bridge is closed as armed police deal with ‘security alert’ at St Thomas’s Hospital 

‘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 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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