27 April 2012 - 2:07pm | posted by | 0 comments

The Huffington Post UK finds itself at centre of Tottenham Court Road bomb scare

The Huffington Post UK finds itself at centre of Tottenham Court Road bomb scareThe Huffington Post UK finds itself at centre of Tottenham Court Road

The UK offices of the Huffington Post have been at the centre of a bombscare in London this lunchtime.

The building containing the UK headquarters of the news and opinion website on Tottenham Court Road, in the heart of London, was in closed off, after a man wearing four gas canisters entered the building opposite.

According to Sky News, the man, who was angry at not getting an HGV licence, began to throw office furniture from the office window.

Police and fire services closed off the street, although it would seem that some staff from the HuffPo refused to leave their office in order to report on the incident.

The website, which leads with the story at the time of writing, includes pictures taken from the window of the incident, while it has also posted footage on YouTube and been tweeting live from the scene.

The website also interviewed witnesses, with one woman describing the scene; "A woman ran in off the street saying 'There is a guy with a bomb and he is threatening to blow himself up' and that we needed to evacuate.”

Advertising agency Euro RSCG Riley has also been affected, judging by a tweet from it's Twitter account; "We're in lockdown due to security alert. Normal service resumed shortly..." it read.

The man behind the disturbance has now been arrested.

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