London attacks: Tourists stuck on London Eye

Police officers stand at the exit as people are seen inside the pods on the London Eye after it was stopped following an attack on Westminster Bridge in London on March 22, 2017.
Police officers stand at the exit as people are seen inside the pods on the London Eye after it was stopped following an attack on Westminster Bridge in London on March 22, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
People inside the pods on the London Eye after it was stopped following an attack on Westminster Bridge in London on March 22, 2017.
People inside the pods on the London Eye after it was stopped following an attack on Westminster Bridge in London on March 22, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Tourists were stuck in mid-air on the popular London Eye attraction for around an hour on Wednesday (March 22) following a suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament.

Visitors on the London Eye, a 135m high big wheel, were later evacuated after the attack, in which a police officer was stabbed and the suspected assailant shot.

The London Eye has a clear view over the area.

"At present we are holding all of our guests within our attractions as per tried and tested security procedures," the attraction said on its Twitter page.

The account later tweeted that the passengers "are now disembarking".

The London Eye is made up of 32 white pods, each of which can carry 25 people.

 

Related Stories: