MAYFAIR was put on Lockdown earlier today after a poisoning scare, Met Police said there was a ‘Major Incident’ and that it had left one man dead.
The street is in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, surrounded by foreign embassies, expensive jewellers and luxury car dealerships.
Posts across social media showed us dozens of police and paramedics on the scene in Albermarle Street, near the corner with Grafton Street, Mayfair.
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Police responded quickly after fears the man had been poisoned.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Due to concerns the victim may have been exposed to a poison, specialist officers attended but found no evidence that would indicate the victim had been poisoned.
“There are no other reports of people being taken ill.
“Cordons were put in place around the area to allow the emergency services to carry out their work.”
Police were seen putting a tented cover over the scene where the man collapsed.
A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service told Politicalite: “We were called at 3:14pm today to Albemarle Street, Mayfair, to reports of a person in cardiac arrest.
We sent a number of resources to the scene with the first of our medics arriving in five minutes.
“Sadly, despite our efforts, a man died at the scene.”
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