Trafalgar Square incident: Major tourist attraction closed as cops urge people to stay away from National Gallery | The Sun

PARTS of a major tourist attraction have been urgently closed.

The National Gallery has been shut while parts of Trafalgar Square in London are evacuated.

The Met Police were called to the scene at 2.35pm and urged people to avoid the area.

Videos show confused tourists and Londoners being moved away from the area.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 14:35hrs on Tuesday, 22 August to The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2.

"A man was reported on the roof in a distressed condition.

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"London Ambulance Service have also attended and are attempting to make contact with the man.

"Officers have attended and local roads have been closed as a precaution."

The National Gallery tweeted: "Due to an ongoing incident, we've temporarily closed the National Gallery, including Summer on the Square.

"We'll keep you updated about when we're able to reopen."

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