Horror in Leicester Square as man threatens to jump from hotel roof to 7th floor in front of terrified onlookers


A MAN threatening to jump from a hotel roof in front of terrified onlookers led to the evacuation of Leicester Square on Saturday night.

Met Police told The Sun Online a man was ‘threatening self-harm’ in the central London area – which is a hotspot for tourists and revelers.


Cops cordoned off Leicester Square in central London on Saturday eveningCredit: Twitter

Images on Twitter showed the famous square deserted as crowds gathered behind barriers erected at the entrances.

The person is believed to be on the seventh floor of the five-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire hotel.

The man allegedly threw lighters at people, according to a witness, one person having been hit.

He then reportedly began throwing bricks at passers-by below.

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Many worried people took to social media to try to find out what was going on.

One person on Twitter wrote: ‘London Leicester Square what happened?

Another asked: ‘Does anyone know why they closed Leicester Square?

A third person wrote: “What’s going on in Leicester Square? Why was it evacuated?”

Just two weeks ago cops evacuated Trafalgar Square after a ‘suspicious vehicle’ was found in the tourist hotspot.

Horrified onlookers said they heard a ‘massive explosion’ shortly after cops warned people to stay away from the area.

Police met at the time confirmed they were called to the scene shortly after 9.20am after a “suspicious vehicle” was spotted in the area, stressing the incident was not terrorism-related.

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