London City Airport, one of six airports in London, has been closed after a World War II bomb was found at the King George V wharf on the River Thames, near the airport runway.
The explosive was found this Sunday at 5 o’clock in the morning, local time, during some planned work at the airport, the Metropolitan Police of London reported.
The authorities that arrived at the place confirmed that the device was explosive and closed the airport at 10 o’clock at night (GMT).
The police have reported that they work with the Royal Navy to remove the device, for which they have delimited an exclusion zone of 214 meters.
The exclusion zone was implemented to “ensure that the device can be treated safely while limiting any risk to the public,” according to a police statement.
Meanwhile, the airport has warned passengers not to go to the airport and contact their airline.
The London City Airport is located in the east of the city, 22 minutes from central London. In 2017, it transported 4,511,107 passengers, according to airport statistics.