This London Airport Is Shut Down After Workers Found a World War II Bomb Nearby

London City Airport was sealed on Monday after a 500 kg (1,100 lb.) German World War II explosve was found circuitously in a River Thames.

All inbound and outbound flights have been cancelled, inspiring 261 flights and an estimated 16,000 passengers, a orator told a BBC. Roads around a depot are also sealed during military request, according to Transport for London.

In a statement, Robert Sinclair, a airport’s arch executive, said, “The airfield stays sealed this morning following a find of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pronounced on Twitter that a Metropolitan Police and a Royal Navy were operative in and to mislay a bomb.

Properties in a 241 scale ostracism section have also been evacuated.

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