Reports Of ’Minor Explosion’ At London Tube Station
Police are on the scene of an underground tube station in North London after reports that an explosion occurred. Earlier reports have said that a suspicious package had been found.
Officers were called to Southgate tube station at around 7pm local time on Tuesday and they are currently making enquires to “establish the cause of a reported minor explosion”.
We remain at Southgate Tube station in London following a reported minor explosion. A small number of people have been treated at the scene by @Ldn_Ambulance.— BTP (@BTP) June 19, 2018
No serious injuries reported and enquiries continue. Continue to follow @BTP and @metpoliceuk.
It is believed that no one has been seriously injured at this stage but a small number of people have been treated at the scene.
Police have advised people to avoid the area surrounding the station as they work to determine whether the incident was terrorism-related.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has echoed this message telling people to stay away from the area and listen to the advice of police officers.
I am in touch with senior Met Police about the reported minor explosion at Southgate Tube station. They are investigating. Please avoid the area and follow @metpoliceuk for updates. https://t.co/PtqyfUXorY— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 19, 2018
First reports to police said that a suspicious noise had come from inside Southgate tube station and various officers including British Transport police as well as Scotland Yard’s counter terrorism command were sent to the scene to investigate.
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