Police close off street outside Harrods to investigate noxious substance spill
- Police and ambulance crews were called to area near Harrods at 2.22pm today
- Called to reports that a dangerous substance was spilled at ‘commercial venue’
- Met Police have confirmed the incident is not terror-related but cordons in place
Police have been scrambled to reports of a noxious substance being spilled near London’s iconic Harrods department store.
Emergency services were called to Brompton Road in Knightsbridge at 2.22pm this afternoon to reports of a dangerous liquid being spilled at a ‘commercial venue’.
Ambulance crews are also on scene and a police cordon is in place. Met Police officers have confirmed the incident is not terror-related.
Emergency services were called to an area near Harrods department store in Brompton Road , Knightsbridge, central London, at 2.22pm this afternoon to reports of a dangerous liquid being spilled at a ‘commercial venue’
The London Fire Brigade said the chemical incident is confined to a single-storey restaurant near the department store
The London Fire Brigade said the chemical incident is confined to a single-storey restaurant near the department store.
A spokesman said 15 members of staff had left by the time they were called. Around 27 people were evacuated from a neighbouring block of flats as a precaution.
The exact location of the spill is not clear, but Brompton Road is home to several high-end stores.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 2.22pm on Wednesday to reports of a possible noxious substance having been spilled at a commercial venue on Brompton Road.
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service are on scene. Cordons and closures are in place as a precaution while the nature of the chemical is established.’
Pictured: The chemical incident happened outside Harrods department store