Central London street closed in UK security alert

By REUTERS
May 16, 2011 13:28

 
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LONDON - A central London avenue near Buckingham Palace was closed in a security alert on Monday on the eve of a visit to Ireland by Britain's Queen Elizabeth and a week before US President Barack Obama visits Britain.

In a separate incident, police carried out a controlled explosion to destroy a suspicious bag in a central London street, although it turned out to be harmless, a police spokesman said.

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