One of London's airports has been closed after an unexploded World War II bomb was discovered nearby, NBC News reported.
The ordnance was found in the River Thames during pre-planned work at London City Airport on Sunday, according to the Metropolitan Police.
The airport was shut at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET) and a 700-foot exclusion zone was set up to allow Royal Navy experts to safely remove the bomb. Local residents were also asked to leave their homes overnight. A total of 284 flights were canceled Monday, affecting around 9,000 people, a spokesman for the airport told NBC News.
London was heavily bombarded during the Second World War and unexploded ordnance is regularly discovered, particularly during construction work.