London is having a hell of a time with terrorism as of late, and the problem doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
On Wednesday, authorities were called to a location near the new U.S. embassy after someone found two unattended vehicles and became suspicious. The area was barricaded off as police evacuated everyone around, then the bomb squad was called in to investigate.
The Daily Mail reports that a “controlled explosion” was carried out at the scene, although details are slim as to what was actually detonated.
More from the Guardian:
Police have carried out a controlled explosion near the new US embassy in south-west London after being alerted to two unattended vehicles .
Specialist officers attended the scene on Pontin Road, Wandsworth, along with ambulance and fire service vehicles and cordons have been put in place.
A spokeswoman for the US embassy said no diplomats were on the construction site of the new building after controlled explosion
Scotland Yard said inquiries into the incident were continuing.
Police said the incident wasn’t terrorism-related; however, given the city has been rocked by three terror incidents in three weeks, the last thing they’d want to admit is they had yet another terror case on their hands.
This is a developing story. We’ll add pertinent details to the original article as they become available.