POLICE have closed the roads near Kensington Palace after witnesses reported hearing “three loud bangs” in the area.
Cops flooded the streets with blue lights as they responded to the incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate in London this afternoon.
Police confirmed they were attending an incident on the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate
Emergency services at the scene
One resident said that they heard “three loud bangs” on Kensington Road just after 3.30pm.
They said: “heard 3 loud bangs on Kensington road then the police filled the area…. Anyone knows what’s going on?”
Eyewitness report that there is a huge police presence in the street, near the junction with Palace Gate, near to Kensington Palace.
Another passerby told MyLondon that they saw paramedics giving “chest compressions to at least one person.”
A helicopter is also circling the area near the Palace – which is the home to Prince William, Kate, and their three children.
Police confirmed they were attending the scene, which is just a road away from where the Duke and Duchess live.
Kensington and Chelsea Police said in a tweet: “Officers are responding to an incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate.
“There is no risk to the public but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time.
“We will post a further update in due course.”
Police have cordoned off the area
People reported hearing ‘three loud bangs’
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