Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Explosion reported at London Tube station

Southgate tube station on the Piccadilly line is shut Twitter/@jzrdan/@jzrdanSouthgate tube station on the Piccadilly line is closed as police investigate a suspicious package
Leonard Rios | 20 June, 2018, 03:55

Police were called to Southgate underground station when the "minor" explosion was first reported.

'We are not aware of any serious injury'.

London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "The incident at Southgate Tube station has now been confirmed as non suspicious".

British Transport Police said a "small number" of people had been treated at the scene.

Twitter user Salamander_Sean said he saw one person being taken out on a stretcher.

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Police officers are seen after a minor explosion was reported at Southgate underground station, London, Britain June 19 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. Suspect device found/gone off inside tube. Cordons are in place and the station is closed. One local told the Evening Standard newspaper that he witnessed "around 50 or 60 police, an ambulance, fire arms and dog units" at the scene.

The explosion is unlikely be terror-related but investigations were ongoing, police said.

"Officers are on scene alongside @metpoliceuk".

Scotland Yard said later that the cause appeared to be a "battery short circuit". "The Met Police and [British Transport Police] are working together to establish the full facts".

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