Police arrest man claiming to have a bomb at London’s Charing Cross station
Britain is on currently on its second highest threat level of “severe”, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likelyworld Updated: Jun 22, 2018 14:28 IST
Police say London’s Charing Cross station, a major commuter hub, was closed for more than an hour as they responded to what they later described as a bomb hoax.
British Transport Police said they arrested a 38-year-old man under the Mental Health Act after he was found on the tracks claiming to have a bomb.
We've detained a man under the Mental Health Act after he claimed to have a bomb at Charing Cross station, London. He was searched by specialist officers and no bomb or weapon was found.— BTP (@BTP) June 22, 2018
Thanks for bearing with us while we responded https://t.co/xJahowh4Pe pic.twitter.com/syVWzZ07lr
Both the London Underground and rail stations at Charing Cross were evacuated as police responded to the incident, which was reported at 6:35 a.m. (0535 GMT) Friday.
No one was injured in the incident and the station has now been re-opened.
Britain is on currently on its second highest threat level of “severe”, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.
First Published: Jun 22, 2018 12:20 IST