G7 hotel evacuated by UK cops over suspicious package

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A general view of Carbis Bay in Cornwall which is hosting the G7 summit. (AP pic)

Reuters

LONDON: Police at the G7 summit in southwest England evacuated a hotel in Falmouth after reports of a suspicious package early this morning, which they later called a “hoax incident”.

US President Joe Biden arrived in Britain yesterday evening and is staying in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay, about 25 miles away from Falmouth, where most media covering the event are staying.

Security for the G7 event, the first in-person meeting of the leaders of major developed economies for nearly two years, is tight.

“We currently believe that this was a hoax incident and a criminal investigation has been launched,” Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Police have closed off roads and coastal paths to Carbis Bay, the small seaside resort which is hosting the event, erecting steel fences and putting other restrictions in place.