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London tube station evacuated after bomb threat, one arrested

The man reportedly went on the tracks of the Charing Cross station, sparking panic and the evacuation as the emergency services went to the scene, reports the Guardian.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk, London [ Published on: June 22, 2018 16:30 IST ]

UK Police

A London tube station was evacuated on Friday after reports surfaced of a man claiming to have a bomb, prompting security forces to take immediate action. 

The man reportedly went on the tracks of the Charing Cross station, sparking panic and the evacuation as the emergency services went to the scene, reports the Guardian.

British Transport Police have arrested the man and said: "We are now working to reopen the station as soon as possible and would like to thank passengers and rail staff for their patience and understanding during this incident." 

All services from the station were cancelled.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Scotland Yard said: "Officers are currently assisting the British Transport Police at Charing Cross train station following a report of a man acting suspiciously. The station has been evacuated as a precaution and is currently closed."

Photos on social media showed multiple police vehicles and armed officers outside the station, close to Trafalgar Square.

(With IANS inputs)

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