London's Oval cricket stadium evacuated after arrow lands on pitch

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:40 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The Oval cricket stadium in London was being evacuated on Thursday after a crossbow bolt was reportedly fired onto the pitch during a match, police said.

"The ground is in the process of a controlled evacuation," London's Metropolitan police force said in a statement. "There are no reported injuries. At this early stage it is believed that the object came from outside of the ground."

British media showed a photograph of an umpire holding the bolt and the match between Surrey and Middlesex country cricket teams was halted.

(Reporting by Fanny Potkin; Editing by William Schomberg)