A file photo of police standing by a cordon near Parsons Green subway station in London, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.(AP)
A file photo of police standing by a cordon near Parsons Green subway station in London, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.(AP)

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 likely
Agencies, London | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 02:28 PM 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.

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.

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