The BBC’s Today programme on Radio was taken off air after an alarm instructed people to leave the building
BBC Radio 4’s Today programme was taken off air this morning after an alarm ordered people to leave the building.
The Monday morning show was disrupted by an alarm which could be heard saying: “Please leave the building immediately by the nearest exit.”
One of the presenters told concerned listeners: “You may be able to hear we have a little alarm going on here,” as the studio was evacuated.
The popular morning programme came back on air around 20 minutes later as Nick Robinson tried to explain what had occurred, and claimed it was a false alarm.
“Despite that noise saying there was an emergency, as far as we can tell, there wasn’t,” he said.
Nick later shared a picture of himself and co-host Martha Kearney as they patiently waited outside the studio in the freezing weather following the evacuation.
“Emergency over. If there was one … we’re now back in the studio,” he told his relieved followers.
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