Two of London’s busiest bridges were closed on Thursday after a suspected bomb was found in the River Thames. The Metropolitan police force said officers were called to cordon off roads in the area.

The northbound lanes of Waterloo Bridge and all of Westminster Bridge were closed. The Houses of Parliament near Westminster subway station was also shut off for traffic.

London was heavily bombed by Nazi Germany during WW II, possible unexploded munitions are still sometimes found. However specialist officers were assessing the device to make sure it was not a terrorist threat.

If the suspected WW II bomb did not explode over the years, with all the traffic running over and passing by, the device must be cleared anyway. Closing off London’s busiest bridges near the Parliament building is a serious security issue.

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