United Kingdom police investigating cause of "minor explosion" at underground station in London

20 June, 2018, 03:53 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Scene at Southgate tube station

Police are dealing with an alleged "minor explosion" which occurred at Southgate Tube station in north London after reports that a suspicious package had been found.

Police said they had been called to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate station at 7:03 p.m. (1803 GMT).

Specialist officers said the cause of the explosion appeared to be a battery short circuit. "We are not aware of any serious injury".

Paramedics have treated three people at the scene and two were taken to hospital for their injuries.

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The station, about eight miles from central London, was closed and the area cordoned off amid reports of a suspicious package.

"I was at Southgate Station when this commotion started". I was outside the station about to enter the 125 bus. However, BTP later tweeted: "Enquiries continue but we do not believe this to be terror related at [this] time". Cordons are in place and the station is closed.

London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station. Officers are at the scene.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was in touch with senior police officers. "The Met Police and [British Transport Police] are working together to establish the full facts".

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