BREAKING LONDON

Busy London Charing Cross Station evacuated after Man claims to have a bomb

busy london charing cross station evacuated after man claims to have a bomb

Police and Station Staff have evacuated a busy London railway Station this morning after a man jumped on the tracks claiming to have a bomb.

Armed officers were called as the station was put on lock down on Friday morning, after the incident on an Underground platform.

British Transport Police said in a statement it was called to the scene at 6.35am and later added it had arrested a suspect.

Charing Cross remains closed and train services are currently not stopping at the station.

Officers are currently assisting British transport Police at the station following a report of a man acting suspiciously.

As a result of the incident, commuters have been warned that the Underground station is partially closed, although police are now working to open the platforms.

Northern line trains are not stopping at the station but the Bakerloo line is said to be unaffected.

The station was initially evacuated while police were called to the scene to deal with the incident.

A statement from Southeastern confirmed its mainline trains are running normally to and from the station.

No one was injured during the incident, the Metropolitan Police said.

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