A hotel near the G7 location has been evacuated due to a suspected package.
According to authorities, a hotel near the G7 summit site in Cornwall has been evacuated after concerns of a suspicious item.
Officers were summoned to the Falmouth Hotel in Falmouth at 3.15 a.m., according to Devon & Cornwall police, after complaints of a suspicious parcel in the hotel’s grounds.
The G7 summit will be covered by the world’s media, and Falmouth will be their major headquarters.
A 100-meter cordon will be erected, and Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal is on its way.
“In order to protect public safety, the area is currently being securely evacuated as a precautionary measure,” the force stated in a statement.
“Those staying at the Falmouth Hotel, Madeira Hotel, and campervans in the region, as well as those staying at neighboring properties, will be affected.
“A 100-meter cordon will be erected, and Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal is on its way to the scene,” says the statement.
“Police officers are still on the site, and the incident is still ongoing.”
The Carbis Bay Hotel, where leaders from the world’s most powerful democracies will convene for the G7 summit beginning Friday, is about a 40-minute drive from Falmouth.