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London’s Charing Cross Station Temporarily Closed Due to False Sighting of Wanted Suspect Abdul Ezedi

In a dramatic turn of events, London’s Charing Cross Station was temporarily closed yesterday, February 5, around 3:10 pm, following a report that Abdul Ezedi, the suspect in the Clapham chemical attack, had been spotted. The police have been on an intensive search for the 35-year-old since January 31, after a horrifying attack involving a corrosive substance in Lessar Avenue, which targeted a mother and her two daughters, aged eight and three.

The Metropolitan Police swiftly responded to the call at Charing Cross Underground station, but upon arrival and subsequent investigation, confirmed that the sighting was a false alarm. The station, a vital hub for commuters in the heart of London, saw a brief interruption to its services due to the police incident.

Southeastern, the train operating company, informed the public via X (formerly known as Twitter) at 3:54 pm that Charing Cross station had been closed due to the ongoing police activity. Thankfully, normal service resumed shortly before 4:30 pm, minimizing disruption to evening commuters.

As the search for Abdul Ezedi continues, the police have been meticulously reviewing hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and have traced Ezedi’s movements across the Tube network through transactions made with his bank card. In connection with the manhunt, a man was recently arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and was taken to a south London custody suite for questioning. He has since been released on bail.

The Metropolitan Police have enlisted the aid of counter-terrorism officers to sift through CCTV footage, underscoring the seriousness with which the search for Ezedi is being conducted following the attack. The public is urged to remain vigilant, and anyone with information about Ezedi’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the police at 020 7175 2784. For immediate sightings of the suspect, the public should dial 999. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crimestoppers.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police commented on the incident, stating, “Officers were called to Charing Cross Underground station at around 3.10 pm yesterday (5 February) following reports of a sighting of Abdul Ezedi. Officers attended, and the sighting was confirmed to be a false alarm.”

This incident highlights the heightened state of alertness in London as authorities continue their efforts to locate and apprehend Ezedi. The police and the community remain united in their resolve to ensure public safety and bring the suspect to justice.

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