Amid the chaos over the attack outside Parliament in London, officials shut down the London Eye Wednesday for hours, with people still inside.
Staffers kept hundreds of passengers inside the tourist attraction as a safety precaution. By Wednesday evening, everyone was out safely.
Casi una hora después, subidos en el London Eye, esto es lo que se ve desde arriba. pic.twitter.com/q5rphIulDg— Hersio (@hhersio) March 22, 2017
One Twitter user was documenting his experience while trapped. Among a series of photos, he says, “Almost an hour later, uploaded in the London Eye, this is what you see from above.”
The London Eye confirmed that passengers were getting released one by one, pod by pod.
Dozens of officers were at the scene at the London Eye getting statements from people on board.
People being (very slowly) let off the London eye pic.twitter.com/r56MDXBvle— Adam Taylor (@mradamtaylor) March 22, 2017
1/3 All guests have now disembarked the London Eye in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Service...— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017