London emergency: Olympic Park evacuated after 'major incident' – police seal off area


The park was evacuated following “the release of a gas”, according to the park’s Twitter. 

The incident appeared to take place around the Aquatics Centre, and emergency services are on site. 

The park tweeted: “There has been an incident @AquaticsCentre this morning involving the release of a gas. The area has been cordoned off and evacuated.

“We’re working with emergency services on site. There are a number of casualties with breathing difficulties being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance”.

The London Ambulance Service confirmed that they have responded to the incident and have “a number of resources on scene.”

Twitter user @BellotEmma, present on the scene, tweeted that the park was evacuated due to a “major incident”.


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