Artwork Causes Bomb Alert

A London artist created several pieces of nail bomb art and positioned them in various placed in west London causing an all out bomb alert:

Five suspected nail bombs put west London on major alert, before a woman walked into a police station claiming they were her “works of art”.

Police helicopters and bomb squad officers were scrambled to Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith on Wednesday morning, to examine the packages.

Some of the packages were cardboard boxes containing soft toys and training shoes with nails sticking out of them.

A 36-year-old local woman was held on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

She has since been released on bail.

Her “artwork” created a major bomb alert, causing London’s bomb squad to shut down parts of the city:

As a precaution police closed roads around the area, many used by commuters getting into central London, and people in local buildings were told to keep away from windows.

Jonathan Boakes, who lives near the police cordon, said he and neighbours were left waiting for an hour for the situation to clear.

“There were lots of helicopters in the sky, lots of ambulances and sirens going off,” he said.

Police later confirmed no explosives were found and all the roads were re-opened after a woman claimed to be responsible for placing the suspect objects.

Monsters and Critics reports this art caused complete chaos as Londoners were forced to get off buses and abandon their cars during the alert.

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