London City Airport closed Sunday night after reportedly discovering ordnance from WWII during construction:

Passengers are being told to stay away from the airport at this time:

The Royal Navy has been called in to assess the situation:

From the Metropolitan Police:

Police are responding to a World War Two ordnance in the River Thames at George V Dock, E16.

The ordnance was discovered as part of pre-planned work at London City Airport and reported to the police at 05:06hrs on Sunday, 11 February.

Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed the nature of the device.

The operation to remove the ordnance is ongoing in partnership with our colleagues in the Royal Navy.

At 22:00hrs an operational decision was made with the Royal Navy to implement a 214-metre exclusion zone to ensure that the ordnance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public.

There will also be disruption to inbound and outbound flights during the operation. London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling.

We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.

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