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City of London Police said the alert was raised at around 1.15pm.
Three ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team were immediately dispatched.
The bridge has been closed to traffic.
The capital's iconic bridge is currently undergoing a three-year restoration programme of painting and stone cleaning
City police said health and safety officials were sent to the scene. One police source added: “It is extremely lucky people were not more seriously injured, or even killed. The question is why the lift's fail-safe device failed to work.”
Originally posted by asala
Yep that's what shocked me about it, I really thought that all lifts had to be up to a certain standard, And you would think Tower bridge of all places would have been top priority due to the amount of tourists,